Adjustable Patents (Class 211/175)
  • Patent number: 10376058
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for motorized modular shelf organization. The system and method includes a gondola rack with a plurality of longitudinal shelves which engage with an upright support on the gondola rack, and are capable of moving vertically via a motorized element. The gondola rack also includes at least two support arms which are capable of grasping the plurality of longitudinal shelves and moving the plurality of longitudinal shelves laterally and vertically so that the longitudinal shelves may swap positions with another shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Bryan, Cristy Brooks, Benjamin D. Enssle, David Blair Brightwell
  • Patent number: 10292300
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a housing being self-standing and having an opening on a front side, and a unit disposed in the housing to be insertable and removable in a front-back direction through the opening. The unit includes a lower-left slide portion positioned at a left lower end when facing forward from inside the housing, a lower-right slide portion positioned at a right lower end when facing forward from inside the housing, and a hook portion disposed between the lower-left slide portion and the lower-right slide portion. The hook portion includes a hook base portion extending downward, and a hook tip portion extending forward from a lower end of the hook base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiko Inoue, Yoshino Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10292298
    Abstract: A swapping system including a first device, a second device, a cable, and at least one cable bridle is provided. The first device has a receiving space. The second device is movably disposed in the receiving space for moving into or moving out of the first device. The cable located in the receiving space is electrically connected between the first and the second devices. The cable is received or released according to a relative motion of the first and the second devices. The cable bridle is disposed on the cable, the second device is moved into the first device so that the cable is received, and the cable is constrained by the cable bridle to form at least one bending when the cable is received. A cable bridle mechanism and a cable bridle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Tsan Yen, Hung-Ming Chang, Cheng-Te Lin
  • Patent number: 10206506
    Abstract: Disclosed is a frame with connecting and positioning structure. The frame has a plurality of cross bars and vertical bars which are correspondingly connected through the connecting and positioning structure. The connecting and positioning structure includes: a fixing seat fixed to the end of the cross bar; a fitting groove on the fixing seat; one end of the fitting groove is extended toward the bottom edge of the cross bar to form an opening end; an embedded block is provided for embedding in the retaining groove of the vertical bar; a plug-in column is connected with the embedded block; a fitting convex portion is connected to the other end of the plug-in column, and the fitting convex portion and the plug-in column are correspondingly inserted into the fitting groove; and a fixing member penetrates through the embedded block, the fitting convex portion, and the plug-in column to connect them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHENTER ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiao Lai, Kuo-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 10178784
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure, one or more panels attached to the frame structure, at least one vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a rail seal attached to the at least one vertical mounting rail. The rail seal includes a generally flat panel portion and a seal along an edge thereof. The seal is adapted to engage at least one of the one or more panels to provide an air dam between the one or more panels and the at least one vertical mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho, Daniel Alaniz
  • Patent number: 10113685
    Abstract: A display device includes a back cover and a bending member. The bending member includes a fixing member coupled to the back surface of the back cover to change the curvatures of the display panel and the back cover, a pair of holder members coupled to the back cover to be spaced apart from the left and right sides of the fixing member, a pair of support members respectively hinge-coupled to the pair of holder members such that one ends thereof respectively support left and right sides of the back cover, and a sliding member slidably coupled to the fixing member to rotate the support member while supporting the other end of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeokHyo Cho, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10111356
    Abstract: Utilities (e.g., apparatuses, systems, methods, etc.) for reducing or eliminating gaps between the tips of male pins and the bottoms of corresponding female sockets of interfaced connectors (e.g., daughtercard and backplane connectors) of a computing module and a backplane of a server enclosure under a variety of differing mechanical tolerances in the lengths of the server enclosure and the computing module (e.g., along a dimension that is parallel to the longitudinal axes of the male pins and female sockets). The disclosed utilities allow for increased signal quality and data rates through interfaced connectors while reducing strain on the PCB, solder joints, and the like during the interfacing of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Lindquist, William Izzicupo, Lyne Dore, Todd Ellsworth, Daniela Buchman
  • Patent number: 10064307
    Abstract: A server includes a case and function modules. The case includes a frame, a first upright partition and a second upright partition. The frame has an internal space and an opening. The opening corresponds to the internal space. The first upright partition and the second upright partition jointly define a first accommodating portion, a second accommodating portion and a third accommodating portion in the internal space. Each of the function modules is a first function module, a second function module or a third function module. A width of the first function module is half of the width of the second accommodating portion. The width of the first function module, a width of the second function module and a width of the third function module have a ratio of 1:2:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP
    Inventors: Jun-Hao Wang, Chen-Yu Li, Zhi-Ming Guo, Chong-Xing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10058004
    Abstract: An openable IT component is configured to be mounted within an IT rack and includes a shell assembly. A drawer assembly is configured to receive a plurality of IT sub-components. A slide assembly is configured to slidably position the drawer assembly within the shell assembly between a fully closed position and a fully opened position. An interlock assembly is configured to prevent the opening of other IT components within the IT rack while the openable IT component is not in the fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Keith C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10034557
    Abstract: A retail merchandise tray is provided. The retail merchandise tray includes a pair of load bearing members, a front stop mounted to the load bearing members, a wire support structure removably attached to the front stop and load bearing members, a pusher that slides along the wire support structure, and a pair of movable divider assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Southern Imperial LLC
    Inventor: Thomas O. Nagel
  • Patent number: 10028406
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly is configured to mount a chassis to a rack. A plurality of mounting members are arranged at one side of the chassis. The slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a guiding base. The second rail includes a side wall and a bottom wall. The guiding base is disposed at a front end of the second rail. The guiding base defines an entry, an exit and a passage located between the entry and the exit. The second rail is moved out of the rack relative to the first rail. The bottom wall of the second rail abuts against a bottom part of the chassis for pushing the chassis into the rack. The chassis is mounted to the second rail through guiding the plurality of mounting members by the entry to pass through the passage and the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10010009
    Abstract: A cable management device/arm is applied to a rack-mounted device system. Cables of a device are managed through a variable-length foldable cable management device/arm. In addition, when an electronic device is fully held in a rack, the cable management device/arm is held at a certain angle in the rack, the interference between the cable management device/arm and a power cable can be prevented from being produced and the length of the cable management device/arm can be flexibly adjusted according to specific application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CELESTICA TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANCY (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Yuan, Wenjin Li
  • Patent number: 9980400
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure, one or more panels attached to the frame structure, at least one vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a rail seal attached to the at least one vertical mounting rail. The rail seal includes a generally flat panel portion and a seal along an edge thereof. The seal is adapted to engage at least one of the one or more panels to provide an air dam between the one or more panels and the at least one vertical mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho, Daniel Alaniz
  • Patent number: 9963078
    Abstract: A rack for a vehicle comprises a first bracket; a second bracket adapted to removably hang over the rear-most roll bar of a Jeep Wrangler; a longitudinally-extending support bar having a front end and a rear end, the front end attached to the first bracket and the rear end attached to the second bracket; and at least one hanger attached to the support bar and extending downwards, wherein each hanger has two hooks for supporting items to be carried on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron E. Zimmermann, David M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 9867311
    Abstract: A server cable management structure includes a first arm member and a second arm member respectively pivotally coupled to the outer and inner sliding rails of a sliding rail assembly which is connected to a drawer of a server. An intermediate arm member is pivotally coupled between the first and second arm members, and a sliding bar is slidably coupled to the first arm member, with at least one spring member connected between the first arm member and the sliding bar, and a connection frame connected to the sliding bar and pivotally connected to the outer sliding rail. The inner sliding rail is movable outward a first distance when the first arm member is fully extended outward relative to the second arm member, and outward a further distance while stretching the at least one spring member when the sliding bar is fully extended outward relative to the first arm member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GSLIDE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yung-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 9861004
    Abstract: In one general embodiment, a server rack is provided. The server rack includes a sidewall and an aperture in the sidewall. The server rack also includes a first fixed rail within the sidewall, and a second fixed rail within the sidewall. Moreover, the server rack includes a retractable terminal configured to extend through the aperture of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dale H. Anderson, Angel E. Delgado, Eric A. Eckberg, John C. Elliott, Markus A. Navarro, Scott A. Shurson, Will A. Wright
  • Patent number: 9814159
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure, one or more panels attached to the frame structure, at least one vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a rail seal attached to the at least one vertical mounting rail. The rail seal includes a generally flat panel portion and a seal along an edge thereof. The seal is adapted to engage at least one of the one or more panels to provide an air dam between the one or more panels and the at least one vertical mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho, Daniel Alaniz
  • Patent number: 9795054
    Abstract: A line card includes a metal frame that includes a front section, and a bottom section connected to the front section via an angled section, where the angled section results in an opening between the line card and a second line card, when the line card is installed above the second line card in a rack, and where the opening allows directed air to enter the rack from a front direction; a printed circuit board attached to the metal frame; and a group of front panel connectors attached to the front section of the metal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Reynov, Jack Kohn, Euan F Mowat, Shreeram Siddhaye, Ben Nitzan, Mahesh Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 9750155
    Abstract: A rail adjustable mount adjusts a rail to support information handling system chassis with different depths in racks of different depths. The adjustable mount couples to a rack front with a sliding portion extending into the rack interior. The adjustable mount sliding portion slidingly engages a guide of the rail to allow adjustment of the rail relative to the rack so that a rail fits into a rack having a depth that is greater than the length of the rail's housing. A floating portion of the rail supports the rail at the rear of the rack and allows the rail position to float relative to the rear of the rack. A biasing device of the adjustable mount biases the rail towards the front of the rack to aid full extension and retraction of the rail at the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9642270
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure, one or more panels attached to the frame structure, at least one vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a rail seal attached to the at least one vertical mounting rail. The rail seal includes a generally flat panel portion and a seal along an edge thereof. The seal is adapted to engage at least one of the one or more panels to provide an air dam between the one or more panels and the at least one vertical mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho, Daniel Alaniz
  • Patent number: 9538860
    Abstract: A merchandising system can include an elongated mounting member selectively securable to an associated shelf and a cooperating member received on the mounting member. The cooperating member can extend rearwardly over the associated shelf. The cooperating member can include an elongated body having a front end, and a rear end. The elongated body can include a base portion and a divider portion protruding from the base portion. A latch can be movably mounted to the cooperating member. The latch selectively engages the elongated mounting member to retard a sliding motion of the cooperating member on the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Brej, Shane Obitts, Gregory M. Bird
  • Patent number: 9534834
    Abstract: An elevating shelf system having a shelf assembly with a three-sided frame, a top panel and a bottom panel that fits inside an open-top enclosure. Also included is a lifting assembly. The shelf assembly can be raised or lowered within the enclosure while the lifting assembly imparts an upward vertical force on the shelf assembly to make lifting easier. Attached in the frame are channel shaped brackets which hold extendable shelves. The lifting assembly includes friction adjustable struts which are protected by side walls of the enclosure. The top panel includes a lifting handle as well as a transparent inventory holder for retaining an inventory of items in the elevating shelf system. The elevating shelf system also includes a locking mechanism to look the shelf assembly at a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Leighton Klassen
  • Patent number: 9510471
    Abstract: An electronics cabinet having a cabinet frame, a front equipment rail, and a structural air dam. The cabinet frame includes a first pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of top side-to-side beams to form a top frame, a second pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of bottom side-to-side beams to form a bottom frame, and a plurality of vertical post connected to the top frame and the bottom frame. The front equipment rail is removably connected to one of the first pair of front-to-back beams and to one of the second pair of front-to-back beams. The structural air dam is connected to the front equipment rail and to one of the plurality of vertical posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roger D. Segroves, Rey Bravo, Alex C. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 9455554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting rail for the interior construction of a switch cabinet housing, said mounting rail comprising a mounting section that has a clamping section at its first end and a support section at its second end opposite the first end, characterized in that the clamping section has a knee lever with a fastening side, via which the knee lever is detachably screwed to the first end of the mounting section and with a clamping side that includes an angle with the fastening side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rolf Benner
  • Patent number: 9425732
    Abstract: A solar panel rack may comprise one or more sheet metal brackets configured to attach solar panels to the solar panel rack. The sheet metal brackets may include clinching tabs configured to be clinched to features on the solar panels to attach the solar panels to the solar panel rack. The sheet metal brackets may further include protrusions configured to facilitate electrical contact between the brackets and the solar panels when the clinching tabs are clinched to features on the solar panels. The sheet metal brackets may additionally or alternatively include positioning tabs configured to contact features on the solar panels to position the solar panels in desired locations on the solar panel rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Origami, Inc.
    Inventors: Max W. Durney, Keith A. Bell
  • Patent number: 9204576
    Abstract: An example apparatus is provided and may comprise a housing, an electronic blade system, and a plurality of airflow management components. The housing may have an upper chamber and a lower chamber. The electronic blade system may be located between the upper chamber and the lower chamber. The plurality of airflow management components may be configured to be removable and to manage airflow in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason E. Goulden, Charles C. Byers
  • Patent number: 9157664
    Abstract: Support structures and systems for electrical panels, such as solar panels or collectors, and other materials and devices are described. The structures are relatively strong and lightweight and include cable management features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cablofil, inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Place, Dallas Kellerman, Phillip Torre
  • Publication number: 20150136722
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly for a rack system is installed to a chassis. The chassis includes a first chassis and a second chassis. The slide rail assembly includes an outer rail and an inner rail. The inner rail is movably connected to the outer rail. The first chassis of the chassis is installed to the inner rail, and the second chassis of the chassis is movably connected to the inner rail. The second chassis is movable relative to the first chassis to adjust the total length of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIH-HSIN YEH, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20150122759
    Abstract: A rack mounting kit is configured to allow mounting of a telecommunications equipment chassis into a rack by a single person. The rack mounting kit includes two complimentary brackets that form a shelf-like feature. The complimentary brackets also include a mating latch for interfacing with a chassis to secure the chassis in place. Additionally, a cross brace is provided that is removably installed onto the two complimentary brackets to provide additionally rigidity to a rack while a chassis is being installed. The cross brace can be removed once installation of the chassis is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lin Shen, Maurilio De Nicolo, Mark Siechen, Timothy Lee
  • Patent number: 9010552
    Abstract: A U-shaped adjustable shelving system comprised of a plurality of interconnecting shelf sections including a back shelf section, a right side shelf section and a left side shelf section. The right and left side shelf sections are coupled to the back shelf section with a sliding dovetail arrangement so as to allow adjustment of the right and left side shelf sections relative to the back shelf section in order to change the width of the adjustable shelving system. The back shelf section is adjustable in length to substantially match the width of the space in which the shelving system is to be installed. The adjustable shelving system includes support risers for self-supporting the shelving system above a surface. The adjustable shelf can be easily installed into a variety of cabinets, and allows access to small containers, such as those for herbs and spices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Dedee Dart, Phillip Dietz
  • Patent number: 8998009
    Abstract: Provided is a wall assembly for goods display constituted by horizontal tracks fixed to a wall body and disposed in a lateral direction at equal intervals, vertical posts disposed on the horizontal tracks and disposed in a vertical direction at equal intervals, an interval adjustment unit configured to couple the vertical post with respect to the horizontal track to adjust an interval, an insert member inserted into the vertical post in the vertical direction, and an outer panel coupled to the vertical post. Accordingly, even when flatness of the wall body is bad, the wall assembly can be instructed and the flatness of the panel after construction can be appropriately maintained so that an appearance of a wall surface can be excellently finished. In addition, since removal and exchange of only a damaged panel are easy when the outer panel is damaged, construction and exchange can be easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Sung Kim, Kwang Suk Ko
  • Patent number: 8985350
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a rack of multiple platforms connectable to one another in a first direction, where each of the platforms has segments that connect to one another along a direction other than the first direction, via a user-operable coupling. The platforms are preferably rectangular, and are connected at their long ends. The segments of each platform are also preferably rectangular, but they are connected along their long sides. In such embodiments, the connection between platforms is perpendicular to the length of the rack, while the connection between segments is parallel to the length of the rack. The segments of individual platforms are preferably coupled together with snap fit connections, and supported from their undersides by transverse supports, and the transverse supports are supported from their undersides by longitudinal supports via recesses on the segments. The transverse supports are preferably perpendicular to the longitudinal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Thrush, John Grimm
  • Patent number: 8967394
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes using a trackless pusher mechanism that travels along a surface on which product is placed and one or more dividers for separating product into rows. The one or more dividers may be engaged to a front rail in two different conditions, locked and unlocked. In a locked condition, the relationship between the divider and the front rail resists alteration in any direction with respect to each other. In the unlocked condition, the dividers may be freely slid laterally along the front rail, while remaining perpendicular to the front rail. The one or more dividers may lock to the front rail through the use of corresponding teeth, resilient surfaces, a locking tab, a locking bar and/or a cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Joel Barenbrugge
  • Patent number: 8959813
    Abstract: A convertible fixture includes a support structure and a vertical extender. The support structure includes a pair of vertical supports, each defining an open top end. The vertical extender is adjustably coupled with the support structure and includes side arms and a middle bar. The side arms extend substantially parallel to each other and each defines a top end. Each side arm is formed with a single closed shape cross section and is slidably received within a different vertical support of the pair of vertical supports. The middle bar extends between the side arms and includes two substantially parallel rails defining an elongated slot between the substantially parallel rails. The elongated slot extends along a majority of a length of the middle bar. The side arms and the middle bar are formed as a single, unitary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Denby, Joseph R. Stukenberg, Timothy James Martell, Daniel Joseph Noll
  • Publication number: 20150048041
    Abstract: A rail bracket securing structure may have a locking base, a sliding block and a locking rack. One end of locking base has a hook portion bended perpendicularly to the locking base, and a receiving space is formed at the other end thereof, and an outer restricting piece is formed at both sides outside the hook portion. The sliding block is U-shaped with two parallel pins and a driving portion, and the sliding block is disposed at the receiving space of the locking base and the pins are protruding at the hook portion. One end of the locking rack has a fixed portion that is used to conjugate with a rail at its outer portion, and the other end has a covering board to cover the receiving space of the locking base, so that the sliding block is restricted between the locking base and the locking rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BIN YUANN FIRSTLINE INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Chuang
  • Patent number: 8950603
    Abstract: A device for supporting consumer products includes a transmission, a first end plate, a second end plate, and a shelf. The transmission includes a worm wheel coupled to a socket; a worm gear engaged to the worm wheel and coupled to a back axle shaft; a first pinion gear coupled to a first end of the back axle shaft; and a second pinion gear coupled to a second end of the back axle shaft. The first end plate is coupled to a first end of a back axle shaft shroud, where the back axle shaft shroud includes a first shelf hook and a second shelf hook. The second end plate coupled to the second end of the back axle shaft. The shelf is coupled to the first and second end plates and includes a first and a second shelf pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADCO Industries—Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Davis, Clifton Glenn Hampton
  • Patent number: 8950602
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Techni, LLC
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8950594
    Abstract: A tray for a flat display panel. The tray includes a frame including a seating portion on which the flat display panel sits; a clamping device for clamping the panel so as not to be separated from the seating portion; and a size adjusting device for adjusting a size of the frame to correspond to a size of the panel. The tray allows the frame to be safely and firmly supported and transported, thereby greatly preventing the panel from being damaged during an examination of the panel and improving efficiency of the examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Yeon Moon
  • Patent number: 8915382
    Abstract: An apparatus and system are disclosed for supporting a ski on a support structure. The apparatus includes a ski support member, a spacer, and a coupling element. The ski support member includes a ski engaging portion and a binder engaging portion. The binder engaging portion is positionable within a receiving space in a binder toe piece. The ski engaging portion includes a substantially flat surface engageable with one of a deck surface of the ski and an element disposed on the deck surface of the ski to maintain the ski in a desirable orientation. The spacer is positioned between the ski support member and a the support structure. The coupling element is configured to couple the ski support member to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Totman
  • Patent number: 8875909
    Abstract: A device for transporting objects, in particular fittings, having a frame includes outer walls (2, 3) protruding upwards from a floor at opposite end faces, on which a plurality of receiving hoppers (4) are provided for placing a first end section of an object, and at least one middle wall section (5, 5?) protruding from the floor. A plurality of receiving hoppers (4) is provided thereon for placing a second end section of an object opposite the first end section. At least one middle wall section (5, 5?) is displaceably mounted on a floor guide and can be fixed at different distances from an outer wall (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerkensmeier, Reinhard Hampker
  • Publication number: 20140312200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to shelving systems and methods that are adaptable to a number of applications, including building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems, shelving units for holding children's games and toys, closet organizers with hangers and shelves, storage systems in a garage or workshop, storage shelves over a garage door, and as a shelving unit for audio and visual equipment. The shelving unit includes a means for attachment to an overhead member, such as a steel beam, wood rafter, wood joist, wood beam, or ceiling, a generally J or L shaped bar, the ability to raise or lower the J or L shaped bar to provide for storage at different heights, an extension member removably coupled to the J or L bar, and wherein the extension member has a length that provides for storage space of different widths. In another aspect, an inverted shelving stand is provided. In still a further aspect, a U shaped swiveling hanging unit is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Crowley
  • Patent number: 8833711
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8827232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to shelving systems and methods that are adaptable to a number of applications, including building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems, shelving units for holding children's games and toys, closet organizers with hangers and shelves, storage systems in a garage or workshop, storage shelves over a garage door, and as a shelving unit for audio and visual equipment. The shelving unit includes a means for attachment to an overhead member, such as a steel beam, wood rafter, wood joist, wood beam, or ceiling, a generally J or L shaped bar, the ability to raise or lower the J or L shaped bar to provide for storage at different heights, an extension member removably coupled to the J or L bar, and wherein the extension member has a length that provides for storage space of different widths. In another aspect, an inverted shelving stand is provided. In still a further aspect, a U shaped swiveling hanging unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Quick-Sling, LLC
    Inventor: William J. Crowley
  • Patent number: 8807355
    Abstract: A rectangular expandible container has lateral compartments each of which being composed of inner and outer panels which slide relative to each other for lengthening and shortening the effective length of the compartments. The container also has front and back compartments defined by sliding panels for lengthening the effective width of the front and back compartments. A middle compartment is surrounded by the lateral compartments and the front and back compartments. The walls of the middle compartment are all slidable for lengthening both the width and the length of the latter compartment. The front and back compartment may contain partitions which separate the interior of those compartments into a number of sub-compartment of differing sizes for accommodating articles of varying sizes both in length and in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas B. Merey
  • Publication number: 20140190910
    Abstract: A rack is provided. The rack includes a vertical post and an equipment rail removably connected to the vertical post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Brian K Arflack, Eleobardo Moreno, Clark M Kromenaker
  • Patent number: 8763822
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly including an elongated frame and a first shelf and a second shelf attached to the frame. The frame has a first end and a second end, and generally extends in a first plane. At least a portion of the first and second shelves extends in a second plane generally perpendicular to the first plane. The first and second shelves are separately transversely movable in the second plane relative to the frame. The shelf assembly is in an open position when the first and second shelves are transversely moved away and spaced apart from each other in the second plane, a generally vacant space is formed between the first and second shelves. The shelf assembly is in a closed position when the first and second shelves are positioned proximate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Zenith Products Corp.
    Inventors: Kaveh Didehvar, Joseph Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 8752716
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an export rack for shipping sheet-like articles. More specifically, the present invention is directed to an export rack that includes at least one support, a removable gate and at least one top restraint. The removable gate includes at least one wedge that is configured to secure sheet-like articles loaded in the export rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Gibson, Dennis Murphy
  • Patent number: 8714369
    Abstract: A furniture display rack aims to hold at least one set of outdoor furniture which includes a table, at least one chair and a parasol. The furniture display rack comprises a first rack, a second rack connected to one end of the first rack and a support rack. The first rack includes a first retaining bar and a first holding space between two ends of the first retaining bar to hold the table. The first retaining bar has an insertion portion insertable by the parasol and two first retaining portions at two ends thereof leaned by the table. The second rack includes a pair of base beams respectively connected to one end of a support post and a second holding space between the two base beams to hold the chair. The furniture display rack thus formed can hold and display the furniture in smaller display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Keysheen Industry (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lausan Chung-Hsin Liu, Shopo Hsin Tsu Liu, Fibro Tsu Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 8714373
    Abstract: A stackable glide rack includes an elongated member having a plurality of vertical partitions forming at least one row for storing a plurality of beverage containers, multiple protrusions and indentations for allowing a group of individual glide racks to be stacked in a vertical manner and an identification unit for identifying a type of beverage container stored in each row. When so oriented, a plurality of glide racks can provide an increased product selection choices without occupying additional space in a refrigerated display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Devin Danehy
  • Patent number: 8695814
    Abstract: A rack assembly of storage bins has a back wall, series of vertical slots in the back wall, partition members having tongues for fixing the partition member to the back wall. Extending between the partition members are bin floors, the edges of the floor members located in slots in the partition members. The spacing of the slots in the back wall and of the slots in the partition members is selected to permit a range of spacings of horizontally adjacent partition members and a range of spacings of vertically adjacent floor members. By suitable selection of the spacings, a large variety of bin sizes can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: MedAvail, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes van Ooyen, Todd Willick, Derek Bessette, Richard Panetta