Elements Patents (Class 211/183)
  • Publication number: 20110049073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a runner assembly for supporting a mobile shelving unit above a longitudinal mobile shelving track, the runner assembly including a longitudinal body of inverted U-shaped configuration having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots adapted to accommodate fastening means for attachment of mobile shelving components to the longitudinal runner body. For example, a roller adapted to slideably engage the longitudinal track, clips for engaging the mobile shelving unit, and transverse cross members for connecting two runner bodies, are each mountable to the runner body, meaning that no additional post-processing of the runner is required once it is cut to size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: GLIDESTORE FREETRACK PTY LTD
    Inventors: Brian Maurice Parker, George Giles Campbell
  • Publication number: 20110036856
    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: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Wes van Ooyen, Todd Willick, Derek Bessette, Richard Panetta
  • Patent number: 7882964
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removably coupling a hanger to a latch at a first end of the hanger, removing the hanger from the latch while the latch remains coupled to a support member, threading an item of hanging stock onto the hanger via the first end, and recoupling the hanger to the latch while the latch remains coupled to the support member, wherein the hanger extends from the latch at an angle that is less than the horizontal, so that the hanging stock is urged by gravity toward a second end of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Battaglia
  • Publication number: 20100320165
    Abstract: A bamboo rack includes a plurality of crossed, angle bar-like and T-shaped bamboo posts each having a plurality of flat locating blocks horizontally affixed thereto at different elevations within one or a number of phases thereof, and a plurality of flat bearing panels horizontally supported on the flat locating blocks at different elevations for holding things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: WEN-TSAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20100314345
    Abstract: The invention relates to interlocking compartments which are assembled to form a display unit. In some embodiments, the interlocking compartments include a first compartment and a second compartment having a top surface, a bottom surface and a rear surface. The bottom surface of the second compartment includes a tongue and the top surface of the first compartment includes a groove for receiving the tongue. The rear surface of the second compartment includes a projection and the rear surface of the first compartment and the top surface of the first compartment form a corner having an indentation for receiving the projection. In some embodiments, the length of the bottom surface of the first compartment is greater than the length of the bottom surface of the second compartment, and the length of the bottom surface of the second compartment is greater than the length of the bottom surface of the third compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Gary Hodge
  • Publication number: 20100307997
    Abstract: A mounting rack structure includes a rack body having a plurality of downward extended supporting legs, each of which is provided near a distal end with an mounting hole; a plurality of mounting hole adapters; and a plurality of fastening elements. The mounting hole adapter includes at least one vertical extension portion with a first retaining flange and a central passage having at least one second retaining flange formed therearound; and is assembled to the mounting hole with the first retaining flange firmly pressed against one side of the supporting leg. The fastening element can be extended through the central passage of the mounting hole adapter to firmly lock the supporting leg and accordingly the rack body to a heat-generating unit. With the mounting hole adapter, the mounting rack structure can be used with different types of fastening elements to save the cost for making different molds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sheng-Huang Lin
  • Publication number: 20100282932
    Abstract: A storage rack for supporting a server chassis in a storage cabinet. The storage rack includes vertical supports and outer rails attached to the vertical supports. The storage rack includes first and second middle rails supported by the first and second outer rails such that the middle rails may slide upon the outer rails. First and second inner rails slidably engage with the first and second outer rails and are typically attached the sides of the chassis. The storage rack further includes first and second magnetic guide assemblies that are each attached to an exposed end of one of the first and second inner rails. Each of the magnetic guide assemblies includes first and second magnetic alignment elements extending outward an alignment distance from the exposed end of the corresponding one of the inner rails such that magnetic forces assist both in initial alignment and in engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: BRETT C. ONG, TIMOTHY W. OLESIEWICZ, FRANK M. MIYAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20100282695
    Abstract: A structural member for use in extremely high temperature environments that has substantially flat exterior for resting on a flat surface. The substantially flat exterior of the structural member has a low angle chamfer that is preferably less than 45 degrees and that rises far enough above the flat surface so that when the edge is rolled using conventional processing methods, the resulting high point does not extend a distance far enough to contact with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Sandifer, Carl Weiss, Daniel Page
  • Patent number: 7828161
    Abstract: A reinforced rack truss base to protect against damage to a rack truss storage system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Konstant Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony N. Konstant
  • Publication number: 20100258518
    Abstract: A rail system for organizing rack mountable equipment when the equipment is stacked one piece on top of another. The rail system slides over the flanges of the rack mountable equipment to keep the equipment organized without the need for rack mounting the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Curtis Matthew Yeoman
  • Publication number: 20100243587
    Abstract: A device and method for providing selective concealment and access to items stored on an overhead part of a retail shelving system. The device includes one or more mounting posts attachable to the retail shelving system and one or more panel support units. The mounting posts further include one or more substantially vertical channels. The panel support unit is engaged with the mounting posts and extends above the retail shelving system. The panel support unit is selectively moveable between an open configuration and a closed configuration such that when in the open configuration the panel support unit is displaced to provide access to the items stored on the overhead part of the retail shelving system, and when in the closed configuration the panel support unit conceals the items stored on the overhead part of the retail shelving system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: INNOMARK COMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Raul Romeiro, Michael A. Serraino
  • Publication number: 20100229769
    Abstract: A collapsible material is provided which maintains a predetermined strength and shape until it is heated and increased in temperature to a desired temperature and then can collapse, after a lapse of a predetermined time. The collapsible material of the present invention is characterized by comprising a base formed of a hydrate of a hydraulic material and unexpanded vermiculite particles dispersed in the base. In the collapsible material of the present invention, it is preferable that the hydraulic material is formed of at least one of cement and gypsum and the unexpanded vermiculite particles are contained in an amount of 0.5 to 15 wt %. Also, in the collapsible material of the present invention, it is preferable that ash balloon particles are contained in an amount of 0.5 to 20 wt %. Further, in the collapsible material of the present invention, it is preferable that a coating film formed of a hydrate of the hydraulic material and silica powder is formed on the surface of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuo Shirasaki, Yozaburo Osawa
  • Publication number: 20100230369
    Abstract: An adjustable product display system includes a plurality of pusher mechanisms each positionable on a planar support surface in a coextensive spaced-apart manner for defining therebetween a product area with front and rear ends, wherein the product area is adapted to hold one or more products in a continuous arrangement. Each pusher mechanism is configured for magnetic engagement to the planar support surface, and includes a pusher having a contact portion, and a partition fixedly attached thereto proximate the pusher. The pusher is configured for applying a force via said contact portion on the one or more products to advance the products toward the front end of the corresponding product area. The system further includes means for retaining the one or more products against the contact portion of the pusher within the corresponding product area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 7782625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system that allows for a single panel of the invention to be easily modified, preferably without the use of tools, to fit on a server rack, where the single panel is so modified as to cover the desired amount of open space on a server rack as a single piece, where the panel is preferably fire-rated, and where the modified panel may be easily installed onto the server rack to as to cover any open space thereon, and prevents the circular flow of warm air output from entering the cooler air input of the servers housed on the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Compuspace LC
    Inventor: Laurie Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100200526
    Abstract: A self contained retail pusher is provided. The self contained retail pusher is situated on a retail structure in a typical retail environment. The self contained retail pusher may be quickly incorporated into permanent or temporary retail structures such as retail shelves having existing adjacent dividers and a front fence without having to completely disassemble the shelf, dividers, and front fence. The self contained retail pusher also optimizes retail structure space usage by allowing the user to selectively incorporate a single self contained retail pusher or a plurality thereof in a retail structure. Due to its modularity and ability to mount separately and independently from an existing shelving divider system, the self contained retail pusher may be supplied as a stand alone unit, and without a new divider system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • Publication number: 20100187193
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a shaped notch for supporting a shoe. The shaped notch has a “U” shape and a sufficient width and depth for retaining a toe strap of the shoe within the shaped notch, for retaining a connecting portion of a shoetree within the shaped notch and for retaining a toe portion of the shoe about the shaped notch. Left and right vertical extensions are joined to the shaped notch with left and right arcs for elevating the shaped notch. The left and right vertical extensions have sufficient lengths for enabling the shoe to hang freely from the shaped notch without deformation to an upper portion of the shoe. Each of the left and right arcs is rounded and generally forms an arc of 180 degrees. The left and right arcs and the shaped notch generally form a lazy “M” shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Marietta L. Gay
  • Publication number: 20100170864
    Abstract: A drawer partition kit is described. The drawer partition kit comprises at least one partition board and a partition rack. The partition rack, applied in a drawer having a space, has a U-shaped space for storing things. The U-shape space has a size. The partition rack has slots under the U-shaped space for positioning the partition board and for reducing the size of the U-shaped space. The partition board has a first side plate for being positioned and has a vertical plate capable of being moved to change the space of the drawer. A plurality of such partition racks may be connected with each other. The materials of the partition rack may alternatively be metals or other materials having excellent weather-resistance and supporting forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: HSUEH-KAN CHU
  • Publication number: 20100163506
    Abstract: A storage rack beam includes top and bottom flanges and at least one web that interconnects the flanges. The web includes at least one stiffening formation arranged to stiffen an intermediate region of the web along at least a substantial portion of its length so as to resist lateral loading applied to the beam. The racking beam may take various forms, including first and second U-shaped sections in opposed abutting relationship, or formed as a closed S-shaped profile. Also disclosed is a storage rack beam that has a vertical loading capacity and a horizontal loading capacity, wherein at least part of the horizontal loading capacity is independent of the vertical loading capacity applied to the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: DEMATIC PTY LTD
    Inventors: Murray Clarke, Paul Berry, Stephen Celati
  • Patent number: 7743932
    Abstract: A shelf display apparatus for storing absorbent articles packaged in a flexible film in a substantially upright position on a shelf. The apparatus includes a substantially horizontal top support member having a proximate end and a distal end. The apparatus includes a first vertical support member and a second vertical support. Both vertical supports being substantially vertical and both having an upper and lower end. Moreover, the first upper end is joined to the proximate end of the top support member and the first lower end is connected to a shelf. Similarly, the second upper end is joined to the distal end of the top support member and the second lower end is connected to the shelf. The top support member has a non-linear portion to provide further upright support of the packaged absorbent articles. The non-linear portion shape may consist of curves, triangles, rectangles, random patterns and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Peter Fyler Lynch
  • Publication number: 20100155354
    Abstract: Shelf supports and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The shelf supports include a stop member that limits the deflection of the body of the shelf support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel L. Krueger, Matthew J. Alferink
  • Publication number: 20100155352
    Abstract: A combination shelf includes a plurality of upright posts, a plurality of mounting sleeves each detachably mounted on the respective upright post, at least one mounting frame mounted between the upright posts and detachably locked onto the mounting sleeves, a plurality of mounting brackets each detachably mounted on the respective upright post, and a plurality of support boards mounted between the upright posts and supported by the mounting frame and the mounting brackets. Thus, the mounting brackets are detachably mounted on the upright posts to support the support boards so that the support boards are selectively mounted between the upright posts, and the number of the support boards can be adjusted freely and randomly according to a user's practical requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Ching-Chen Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20100140202
    Abstract: A shelving unit containing two vertical members. Each vertical member is adapted to receive a plurality of support brackets, and each vertical member has a bottom portion which is angled forward. Angling the bottom portion of the legs moves the center of gravity forward and thus stabilizes the unit when it is leaned either (1) against a wall, or (2) back-to-back with another unit. The vertical members may also each contain a continuous slot that allows movement of the shelf brackets so that they can be fixed in place at any position on the vertical members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Gordon Janis
  • Publication number: 20100133220
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for firing includes: plural struts for supporting shelf boards arranged upright in two or more rows in a cross direction and in three or more rows in a longitudinal direction on a longitudinally-long car; and tie-beams connecting between the struts. A thermal stress relief structure is provided in which the struts arranged upright in the adjacent rows in the longitudinal direction are connected only with tie-beams slanted in a cross direction between the struts, thereby solving the problems such as warpage or damage of the struts resulting from a bending stress generated in the longitudinal direction at the fixing parts of the struts whose tops are secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicants: NGK Insulators, Ltd., NGK Adrec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo KOMIYAMA, Nobuhiro MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20100133214
    Abstract: A roller assembly for use with a commodity display unit, the roller assembly comprising at least one set of parallel rollers mounted on an inner casing. Each roller is a stub roller with a stub at each end, and the inner casing has opposed side walls projecting from a base. Each side wall having a series of notches at its upper free end for respectively receiving the stubs of the stub rollers, and the inner casing with the rollers mounted thereon slidably engagable within an outer casing such that the stub rollers are restrained from being removed from their respective notches by two inwardly projecting upper flanges of the outer casing. Each upper flange projects from a respective wall member of the outer casing. The inner casing is secured within the outer casing by two end caps, each slidable engagable with the outer casing at opposed ends thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: HAMLON PTY LTD
    Inventor: David William Evans
  • Publication number: 20100116959
    Abstract: A shelf support including a rod portion and a seating portion extending therefrom is provided. The rod portion is adapted for fixing to a support wall. The seating portion includes a spiral-shaped outer surface which constitutes a plurality of support surfaces for supporting a bottom portion of a shelf, where, when the rod portion is fixed to the support wall and the bottom portion of the shelf is disposed above the seating portion, rotation of the shelf support causes a portion of the spiral-shaped outer surface to engage the bottom portion of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SPIRAL SUPPORTS LTD.
    Inventor: Amir Shpitalni
  • Publication number: 20100102015
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus including a flexible sheet for deployment in blocking relationship over the front edge a horizontal shelf and anchored to anchor elements bonded to the wall surface of a refrigerator or shelving to retain containers from escaping therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: John C. Benneche
  • Publication number: 20100096351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a DIY or a assemble furniture which has a containing room inside the furniture and connecting members on exterior surface of the furniture. According to the present invention, user is able to make many shapes of furniture by connecting at least one of rack modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Jin-Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20100089844
    Abstract: A removable display rack for items of merchandise includes a U-shaped mounting bracket having a pair of spaced sidewalls and a topwall and is secured to a support structure by tightening thumbscrews which extend through the sidewalls and against the support structure, clamping the display rack firmly to the support structure. Extending vertically from the topwall of the mounting bracket is a square tube with an open end. A round tube extends vertically from a bottom wall of the tray and is inserted into the open end of the square tube. The tube is secured by another thumbscrew extending through the square tube, and clamps the tray at a desired vertical position. Merchandise is placed on the tray and held by sidewalls extending vertically from the bottom wall of the tray. The display rack is easily adjusted by loosening the thumbscrews and repositioning the rack vertically and horizontally on the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: E-B DISPLAY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Rotolo
  • Publication number: 20100089854
    Abstract: A length adjustable member includes an outer tubular member (12,112), an inner tubular member (14,114) slidably disposed within the outer tubular member, and a locking mechanism (28,128) located within the inner and outer tubular members for locking the inner and outer tubular members in any of plural longitudinal positions relative to each other. Upon rotation of one of the tubular members with respect to the other tubular member to a release position, the locking mechanism disengages to allow one tubular member to be slid with respect to the other to adjust the overall length of the adjustable member, and, when the release position is no longer held, the locking mechanism is biased to re-engage to lock the inner and outer tubular members in one of the plural longitudinal positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Aydin Keyvanloo
  • Publication number: 20100089853
    Abstract: A slide rail structure disposed between a chassis and a rack is provided. The slide rail structure includes a first slide rail, a slider, a first connecting part and a second connecting part. The first slide rail is fixed on the rack. The slider is slidably connected to the first slide rail. The first connecting part is suitable for fixing on the chassis. The second connecting part is disposed on the slider and slidably connected to the first connecting part. The chassis slides on the first slide rail through the slider, the first connecting part and the second connecting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shi-Feng Wang, Tsai-Kuei Cheng, Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 7694926
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a rack-mount module having mounting brackets for mounting a horizontal support member between vertical support columns of an equipment rack. The mounting bracket comprises a base member and a latch. The base member comprises integrated side and end plates, with the side plate being securable to the horizontal support member and the end plate constructed to vertically support the mounting bracket thereon. The latch detachably adjoins the mounting bracket to the vertical support column, and is constructed to be hand-operated to detach the mounting bracket from the vertical support column in response to a tool-less manual manipulation of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Allen, Thomas G. Bumby, Jr., Alan B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20100084354
    Abstract: A lightweight cross-beam for a storage rack made of a single sheet of steel with a Z-style cross sectional configuration includes a generally vertical upper wall with upper and lower edges; a generally horizontal support wall extending inwardly from the lower edge of the upper wall; an angled intermediate wall extending downwardly and outwardly from the inner edge of the generally horizontal wall; and a generally vertical lower wall that extends downwardly from the outer edge of the angled wall. The angle between the generally horizontal support wall and the angled wall is about 60°. The upper and lower walls are generally in the same vertical plane. Upper and lower rivets extend outwardly from the upper and lower walls at each end of the cross-beam. The vertical distance between the upper and lower rivets is 3 inches. The length of the cross-beam is at least about 96 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Brian Eustace
  • Publication number: 20100078399
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Bernard A. Higueroa, Michael Dressendorfer, Sasha Johnson, Bouasry Ott
  • Publication number: 20100078402
    Abstract: A shelving glide includes a deck having a plurality of dividers; a first trough having a first index arranged along at least a portion of a width of the deck; a second trough having a second index arranged along at least a portion of the width of the deck; and a plurality of partitions defining a plurality of pathways. A partition includes a first clip securable to the first index; and a second clip securable to the second index. The partition is adjustable along the width of the deck from a first position to a second position upon disengagement of the second clip from the second index. The first clip is adapted to disengage from the first index upon disengagement of the second clip from the second index. The partition is secured to the deck at the second position upon reengagement of the second clip to the second index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: ADCO INDUSTRIES - TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Davis, Clifton Glenn Hampton
  • Publication number: 20100072153
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for a rack is provided. The rack has a plurality of holes. The bracket assembly includes a bracket having multiple bracket holes, a base securely connected to the bracket, and a fastening member pivotally connected to the bracket. The base includes multiple connection members corresponding to the bracket holes. The fastening member includes a resilient leg and a fastening arm. The fastening arm has at least one fastening portion. One of the connection members is inserted into one of the holes of the rack. The fastening portion of the fastening arm is hooked to the rack so as to connect the bracket to the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20100072150
    Abstract: An apparatus main body of a frame structure and an apparatus main body of a wall structure are formed separately, tray units 200 are attached to the frame main body and the wall main body, and magazine units 100 which are held by the tray unit 200 hold cigarette packs T. Since the two types of main bodies use the tray units 200 and the magazine units 100, the cigarette packs T can be displayed in various ways without decreasing productivity. In this way, the present invention provides a cigarette display system 1000 having a structure which can display the cigarette packs T in various ways without decreasing productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Norikazu Takashima, Yukihiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawaida, Fuyuko Terakado, Tadahiko Mori
  • Publication number: 20100072151
    Abstract: Support systems for supporting useful articles such as shelves, racks, bars or hooks include a support structure that can be attached to the article. The support structure defines a shaped channel, and an insert component of the system is receivable within the channel and has an exterior surface shaped to correspond to the shaped channel. The shaped channel can define one or multiple grooves, and the insert component can have one or multiple ribs that cooperate with the grooves to stabilize the insert component/support structure combination. The insert component can include at least one displaceable rib element for cooperating with a groove of the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Kirk J. Botkin
  • Patent number: 7673761
    Abstract: A shelf of a wine refrigerator includes a frame disposed in a horizontal direction inside a chill room. A plurality of support wires extend in the forward and backward directions of the frame at predetermined intervals in the right and left directions of the frame. A plurality of elastic support members inserted onto each support wire elastically support items, such as wine bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Hoon Lee, Tae-Hee Lee, Young-Hoon Yun, Yong-Gu Kim
  • Publication number: 20100051569
    Abstract: To be able to connect and mount a rack mount device having a rack loaded device loaded thereon to a rack easily, and to be able to release and detach the rack mount device easily from the outside of the rack. The rack mount device has a pair of mount kits for holding the rack loaded device arranged to oppose to each other, which are detachably connected to four mount angles configuring the rack. Each mount kit is configured with a front mount and a rear mount, which are freely slidable with respect to each other in the longitudinal directions thereof. A kit connecting mechanisms for connecting each mount kit to the mount angles are provided to both ends of the mount kits, respectively. A connection releasing mechanism for releasing the connection between the mount kits and the mount angles is provided to each of the kit connecting mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: NORIHIRO OURA
  • Publication number: 20100038330
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for organizing, storing, and/or filing items, with a primary receptacle that is mountable to a wall and supports additional receptacles via attachment to and suspension from a hook that is pivotally attached to a bottom of the primary receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: DEFLECTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Runner Zu
  • Patent number: 7661545
    Abstract: A system for managing and securing product and deterring theft in a retail setting includes a system that resides either on a standard retailer shelf or may be a stand-alone system. In an embodiment, the system includes a plurality of shelves and product dividers positioned between the shelves and extending from the front edges of the shelves toward the rear of the shelves. Front retaining walls are positioned at the front edges of the shelves and are configured to have a height that inhibits access to products on the shelves. Individual retaining tabs of varying height may be added in front of rows of taller product to inhibit access to these products. In an embodiment, rigid or moveable barriers may be positioned above retaining walls that further restrict access to the products. With the invention, the “sweeping” of numerous products by a thief is deterred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hardy, Adam Gold, John Ward, Max E. Syvuk, John W. Swafford
  • Publication number: 20100032391
    Abstract: A product display unit comprising a first side wall, a second side wall, and at least one securing structure is disclosed. Each of the first and second side walls comprise at least one rail extending laterally therefrom and the side walls define a distance therebetween. An upper surface of the rail is configured to support a portion of a product. At least one securing structure is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the first side wall. The securing structure comprises a plurality of securing portions disposed in mechanical cooperation therewith. The securing structure is configured to allow the distance between the first side wall and the second sidewall to be adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: Display Technologies
    Inventors: Raymond M. Schneider, Daniel C. Riley, Eric Neumann
  • Publication number: 20100006526
    Abstract: A cross bar forming a support surface between parallel deck beams of rack-type storage systems to create storage shelves, the cross bars being lockable and readily removable and reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony N. Konstant
  • Publication number: 20100000953
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a modular blocking panel system for a rack. The modular blocking panel system consists of multiple standardized panels which snap-together, or slidably attach to one another, in order to fill openings of any size in a rack. The panels connect to one another so that there is a seal at the junction between the panels. The seal blocks hot air in the interior of the rack from seeping through the panels and mixing with the cold air supply on the exterior of the panels. Multiple panels can be combined to create a single modular panel to cover any sized opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Electrorack Products Company
    Inventors: Robert Scott Shew, Todd P. Schneider, Reginald E. Jonker
  • Publication number: 20100000950
    Abstract: A novel apparatus and system for dampening vibrational forces from servers and electronic components is provided. According to one embodiment, the present invention generally provides a rack for dampening vibration including: a top panel, a bottom panel, and two side panels positioned between the top panel and the bottom panel where the top panel, the bottom panel and the two side panels are fiberglass re-enforced plastics; the side panels have grooves along the height of the side panels that extend the full depth of the side panels designed to enable shelves or servers with attached mounts to be positioned along the side panels and pulled in and out of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Mohammad Ghassem Malekmadani
  • Publication number: 20090294393
    Abstract: A slide assembly for a rack includes a second slide member slidably connected to a first slide member, which includes a base at one end thereof; a first bracket fixedly connected to the first slide member, which includes a first supporting member corresponding to the base, the first supporting member having a slot thereon; an engaging member pivotally connected to the base, which includes an engaging portion having an engaging surface; an operating member connected to the engaging member for controlling movement of the engaging member; and a resilient member acting on the engaging member for providing a restoring force to the engaging member. When the first bracket is mounted to a rack, the engaging portion of the engaging member will be inserted through the slot of the first bracket and the engaging surface will engage with a surrounding surface of a hole of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, WEI-SHENG WANG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20090283488
    Abstract: A two-post mounting rack includes a frame bottom, a frame top, a pair of frame uprights interconnected between the frame bottom and the frame top, and a base assembly for supporting the frame bottom on a surface. One or more of the frame bottom, the frame top, the pair of frame uprights, and the base assembly are seismically hardened. Each frame upright has a closed cross-sectional shape. Each frame upright includes a flange with apertures adapted to provide a mounting location for cable management projections. The base assembly includes two separate end gusset members. Each end gusset member includes two corner gussets. Each corner gusset includes a floor plate and a riser plate. The two corner gussets in each end gusset member are connected by a bridge member. The frame top includes an upper cross-member and two lateral reinforcement plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: William McMillan, III, Ben John Sy
  • Publication number: 20090277854
    Abstract: An end support unit for supporting the ends of at least one front and one rear cross beam including: a front support post having a column of slots along its length for receiving at least one slot engaging member of the front cross beam; a rear support post having a column of slots along its length for receiving at least one slot engaging member of the rear cross beam; an upper brace fixedly extending from the upper end of the front support post to the upper end of the rear support post; a lower brace fixedly extending from the lower end of the front support post to the lower end of the rear support post; and a diagonal brace extending diagonally between the front support post and the rear support post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Eustace, Dan David
  • Patent number: 7611020
    Abstract: Opposed walls of three hingedly attached grid walls are secured to one another by a first strap having folded back ends for partially encircling a segment of a wire element of each opposed grid wall. A second strap is placed adjacent the first strap with the ends of the second strap bearing against the partially encircled wire elements to retain the wire elements within the respective folded back ends. Nylon ties or bolts may be used to secure the first and second straps to one another. Two or more pairs of first and second straps support a grid wall serving as a shelf and the shelf may be secured to the straps by pairs of nylon ties. To provide mobility to the display rack, fixed or pivotable wheels are supported by the lowermost pairs of first and second straps and may be secured thereto by nylon ties or by nut and bolt combinations. A billboard unit having four panels is formed by two three-segmented panels placed orthogonally upon one another to permit upward bending of the pairs of outer panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: J. David Prest
  • Publication number: 20090255891
    Abstract: A magnetic divider system for forming one or more sub-compartments to isolate and organize articles therewithin in the interior region of a compartment having a ferruginous surface is provided. The magnetic divider system includes at least one rail member for defining one or more sub-compartments in the interior region of the compartment, the rail members having a base portion, a distal portion, and a channel extending therethrough. The magnetic divider system further includes one or more attachment members comprising magnets for fixedly restraining the rail members in the interior region of the compartment. The attachment members are disposed in the channel to magnetically attract the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment to, in turn, restrainably affix the at least one rail member to the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Terry Lanning