Adjustable Partitions Patents (Class 211/184)
  • Patent number: 11102902
    Abstract: Data storage system connectors are described for a parallel array of dense memory cards that allow high airflow. In one example, a connector has a horizontal plane board having a plurality of memory connectors aligned in a row and a plurality of external interfaces, a plurality of memory cards, each having an edge connector at one end of the memory card to connect to a respective memory connector of the board, each memory card extending horizontally parallel to each other memory card and extending vertically and orthogonally from the board, and a plurality of interface connectors each to connect an edge connector to a respective board connector, the interface connectors extending horizontally from the one end of the memory cards and vertically to the respective plane board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Jawad B. Khan, Randall K. Webb
  • Patent number: 11064817
    Abstract: A product display tray is provided including one or more arms including engagement members. The product display tray can also include a base having one or more tracks receiving the one or more arms, wherein the base is slidable along the one or more arms from a first position to a second position. The product display tray can also include a handle. The product display tray can also include a latch, wherein the latch is operably connected to the handle, wherein the latch has an engaged position and a disengaged position, and wherein the latch is in the engaged position when the base is in the first position and the base is operable to enter the second position when the latch is in the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Retail Space Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Turner, Craig A. Fluegge
  • Patent number: 11045017
    Abstract: A product display comprising a rail having a channel and a tray. The tray comprises a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a product support surface. The tray further comprises an engagement portion having at least one protrusion configured to engage the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Retail Space Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Julia Padvoiskis, Matt Wills, Dan Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 10974750
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Conor Dooris, Timothy Young Lee, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Kevin Yuan Ma, Mark Andrew Biasotti
  • Patent number: 10952549
    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. A plurality of thin dividers separate the product into rows. The dividers may be formed separately and attached and secured by being inserted into a plurality of grooves arranged along the lower surface and the forward and rear support posts of the product dispensing tray. The dividers are configured to self-adjust by laterally shifting within the grooves when the product is moved forward by the pusher to being loaded by an operator to allow the product to be positioned in a tight fitting manner to maximize the amount of product that can be accommodated horizontally across the tray. In addition, the dividers may have a bottom wall spaced from the surface with a support column that is inserted into an elongated pocket to provide the structural support for the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10912400
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf reducer for use with a retail display to create a visually-appealing, full display of products contained on the shelf. The adjustable shelf reducer includes an L-shaped support having a backing member coupled to a base. One or more spaced-apart openings between the backing member and the base permit the passage of longitudinal spacer slats. The depth of the shelf display may be adjusted by sliding the spacer slats through the openings in the support and securing them in place at a pre-selected distance to create an aesthetically-pleasing and easy-to-access retail display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Blanc Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. O'Hara
  • Patent number: 10835056
    Abstract: An adjustable tray for a merchandise display system may include a retainer for limiting the movement of products loaded in the adjustable tray, a first divider extending from a first panel and second divider extending from a second panel. The spacing between the first divider and the second divider can be configured to be adjusted. The first panel and the second panel can be configured to move to provide additional surface area for the adjustable tray to accommodate different sized products. The adjustable tray may further include a pusher mechanism configured to bias product toward the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10667630
    Abstract: A merchandising system that improves the merchandising of product by limiting the number and the frequency with which product can be removed from, for example, a merchandising shelf. The merchandising system may include a base configured to support product and a housing configured to engage the base. The housing may comprise a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front retaining wall mounted to the base at an angle. The system may further include a spring-urged pusher movably mounted on the base. The system may further include an opening defined by the first side wall and the front retaining wall through which product may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10646053
    Abstract: A modular display case is an apparatus that houses at least one desired item. The apparatus is able to effectively protect a desired item as the apparatus includes an enclosure, a plurality of lateral walls, a cover, an interconnecting system, a plurality of lamps, and a power source. The enclosure houses the power source and upholds a desired item, the plurality of lateral walls, the cover, and the plurality of lamps. The plurality of walls and the cover surround and aid in the preservation of a desired item. The plurality of walls and the cover are transparent. The plurality of walls and the cover are attachable with each other and the enclosure with the interconnecting system of a plurality of tabs, a plurality of notches, a plurality of first tab-receiving slots, and a plurality of second tab-receiving slots. The plurality of lamps illuminates the desired item with the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Yang Cao
  • Patent number: 10568438
    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 that may define a cam glide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10555623
    Abstract: A tray for dispensing product containers, particularly yogurt containers, which vary widely in size and shape and frequently are stacked several high. The tray is of adjustable width and of extruded construction. The tray comprises two main components, one forming a bottom part and a high wall, the other forming a bottom part and a low wall. The high wall has a flanged track running lengthwise and the low wall has a T-shaped rail for reception in the flanged track of an adjacent tray. An array of trays are thus connected such that the high wall of one tray serves as a second high wall for an adjacent connected tray while allowing a tray to be pulled forward, supported by its neighbors, for restocking. A pusher and pull strip are provided in which an L-shaped pusher can be reversely oriented and thereby optimized for round or rectangular containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Kologe, Marc D. Huntington
  • Patent number: 10524369
    Abstract: A display stand information handling system adapter holds an information handling system in place at the rear of a display stand by configuring adapter members to securely couple to the display stand. Plural top supports each engage predetermined display stand top surfaces so that the adapter configures for a predetermined display stand by coupling the associated top support. Sliding wings adapt to the display stand width and couple with an attachment clip that captures the display stand in the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chia Chiu, Antonio T. Latto, Chung-An Lin
  • Patent number: 10486605
    Abstract: An object holder assembly in a vehicle that includes a floor having a metal layer and an upper face intended to support at least one object. The vehicle includes at least one trunk separator having a base able to be applied on the floor and a separating partition. The separator includes a fastening device having an active configuration in which the fastening device is able to fasten the base on the floor when a lower face of the base is in contact with the upper face of the floor and a released configuration of the separator. The separator has a control member for the fastening device, able to be actuated between a locking position, in which the control member activates the fastening device, and an unlocking position. The fastening device has a movable magnet able to cooperate with the floor in the active configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Arnaud Duval, Markus Uhlig
  • Patent number: 10485185
    Abstract: A vegetation support structure including a frame including a back wall, and opposing side walls; a plurality of horizontal support platforms affixed to the opposing side walls at respective opposing ends; a lower horizontal support platform affixed to the opposing side walls at respective opposing ends; a plurality of horizontal support platforms above the lower horizontal support platform affixed to the opposing side walls at respective opposing ends; an upper horizontal support platform affixed to the opposing side walls above the plurality of horizontal support platforms at respective opposing ends; a plurality of vertical interior walls interconnected to the horizontal support platforms to define individual cells between the opposing side walls; and one or more front panels extending up to half of a height of one or more of the respective individual cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Angela Di Prima-Bucci, Michael Nelson Bucci
  • Patent number: 10467270
    Abstract: Software that compares vector representations of question terms and passage terms in question answering systems by performing the following steps: (i) receiving a question; (ii) generating a plurality of vectors including a first vector representation of a term in the question and a second vector representation of a term in a set of natural language text; (iii) generating a similarity score representing an amount of similarity between the first vector representation and the second vector representation; and (iv) determining whether the set of natural language text is relevant to the question based, at least in part, on the generated similarity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Fan, Chang Wang, Bing Xiang, Bowen Zhou
  • Patent number: 10468070
    Abstract: A hard disk drive bracket is configured to be fixed within a hard disk drive holder and includes a support portion, a tray and an elastic piece. The tray is connected to a side of the support portion and has a chassis and a sidewall protruding form a side of the chassis. The elastic piece is suspended above the tray and has a first end fixed to the support portion and a second end forming a hook. The elastic piece and the tray form a holding space therebetween for holding a hard disk drive. When the hard disk drive is inserted into the chassis along a bending direction of the second end of the elastic piece, the second end lifts to hold the hard disk drive between the chassis and the elastic piece. The sidewall fixes the hard disk drive on the chassis with the cooperation of the elastic piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tao Pan
  • Patent number: 10413094
    Abstract: An article divider assembly is provided with a support bracket adapted to be mounted to a retail display. A divider member extends from the support bracket and is sized to extend between a pair of articles at an upper region of the pair of articles to divide the articles without blocking an outward face of the articles. The divider member comprises a proximal end mounted to the support bracket and a distal end extending away from the support bracket. A display bracket is mounted to the distal end of the divider member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Patrick William Boehnen, Matthew James Klein
  • Patent number: 10278519
    Abstract: A merchandising tray used for displaying product containers includes a base defining a support surface, and a single side wall divider connected to the base. The single side wall divider has a vertical wall provided with a rearward end and a forward end, a first retaining structure formed between the rearward end and the forward end, and the forward end being formed with a supporting wall having a second retaining structure. The merchandising tray is adapted to be suspended upon a group of like adjacently disposed merchandising trays such that the first retaining structure is engaged with the second retaining structure. A merchandising tray arrangement and methods of using the merchandising trays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aisle Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10244873
    Abstract: An adjustable product display system is configured to display a variety of products having different sizes and shapes in relation to a surface of a structure. The adjustable product display system may include a bin assembly having an adjustable length. The assembly defines a retaining chamber. At least one product-supporting insert is selectively positioned in and removed from the retaining chamber. The product-supporting insert(s) is configured to retain at least one of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: iSee Store Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Brenner, Mark Schaefer, Fiona Lee, Emad Ayad, Leonard Velich
  • Patent number: 10239547
    Abstract: A pick cart includes a first end, an opposing second end, a first side and an opposing second side, a plurality of shelves each defined by the first side, the second side, the first side and the second side and a plurality of wheels attached to a bottom of a lowermost shelf of the plurality of shelves. The wheels are configured to make the pick cart mobile. A first extrusion has a length and is mounted to the first side or the second side of each of the plurality of shelves. The first extrusion includes a channel that runs along an entirety of the length of the first extrusion. At least one movable divider is configured to divide each of the plurality of shelves into compartments. Each movable divider comprises at least one slider that is configured to mate with the channel in the first extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nilesh Mohan, Brian Edgerton
  • Patent number: 10226137
    Abstract: A merchandise display system can include a pusher extender that increases the pushing surface of the pusher. The pusher extender may define an elongated pusher body having a cavity. The pusher extender may be configured to slide over the pusher wall via the cavity like a sleeve. The pusher extender with an enlarged, substantially planar surface thereby creates an enlarged pushing surface for pushing larger products toward the front of the display system. The pusher extender can also be provided with an angled pusher surface to accommodate larger products. The display system can be mounted to a rear hang bar located towards the back of the shelf. A hanger may be positioned within a cavity formed in the divider and extend the length of the divider. The hook end of the hanger may then be positioned on the hang bar and the entire system may cantilever out from the hang bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10221625
    Abstract: An attachment for a ladder where the attachment includes a superior article carrying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Wilhelm K. Bernhard, Jr., Wilhelm K. Bernhard, III, David F. Bremner, Stephen Warden
  • Patent number: 10219639
    Abstract: A product display unit includes a track, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a width adjustment feature. The track defines a longitudinal axis and is configured to support a plurality of products thereon. The first sidewall is disposed adjacent the track. The second sidewall is disposed adjacent the track. The width adjustment feature is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the first sidewall. The width adjustment feature enables a distance between the first sidewall and the second sidewall to be changed. The distance is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Display Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Howard, Marty Lynn Illers
  • Patent number: 10206520
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes a divider secured to a support structure and a barrier that is moveable by rotation between a folded position and an upright position without a rotation biasing element. A product positioned in the system can contact the barrier when the product moves toward the forward end of the system and rotate the barrier from the folded position to the upright position. The system may include a rotational mounting structure to which the moveable barrier is connected. The rotational mounting structure may be removably connected to the forward end of the divider. The merchandise display system may be used in conjunction with a product tray which provides for product stored in the product tray to be slid from in the product tray into the product pocket of the merchandise display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Stuart Parsons
  • Patent number: 10199756
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a chip module to a circuit board includes: a body, configured to upward support the chip module, where the body is provided with a plurality of accommodating holes; and multiple terminals, respectively accommodated in the accommodating holes correspondingly. Each of the terminals includes a flat plate portion along a vertical direction and a connecting portion connected to the flat plate portion. An elastic arm is formed by bending and extending from at least one end of the connecting portion so as to abut the chip module or the circuit board. When the chip module presses the terminal downward, a side edge of the elastic arm abuts the flat plate portion. The structure of an elastic arm can be simplified to reduce the processing difficulty thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Chang Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10178909
    Abstract: A merchandising display system can include one or more of a front rail configured to mount to a shelf, a first divider assembly, a second divider assembly, and a central track or floor, and a pusher assembly. In one example aspect, the example merchandising display system can be configured to prevent splaying of the divider assemblies when a row of product is loaded toward the rear of the shelf or when displaying the product in rows on the shelf. In one example, the central track in conjunction with the weight of the product can be configured to maintain even spacing between the first divider assembly and the second divider assembly, such that the first divider assembly and the second divider assembly are maintained in position on the shelf thereby maintaining the product organized in their respective rows on the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Tony Dipaolo
  • Patent number: 10172481
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes an elongated mounting member having a wall with at least one tooth and a cooperating member having a front end receivable on the mounting member. The cooperating member can include a slot defined in the front end. A lock is received in the slot. The lock includes at least one tooth located at a first end and a resilient member located at a second end. The lock can selectively engage the mounting member so as to retard or permit a lateral movement of the cooperating member in relation to the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Walker, Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Thaddeus Brej
  • Patent number: 10172459
    Abstract: A synchronization system, which includes a synchronization device, is applicable to a slide rail and an opening mechanism. The opening mechanism includes an elastic member and a locking member configured to lock the elastic member. The synchronization device includes a housing and a driving member. The housing is mounted to the slide rail. The driving member is movable relative to the housing. The driving member is configured to drive the locking member to move for unlocking the elastic member, in order to allow the elastic member to release an elastic force to be applied to the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10154739
    Abstract: A universal front-facing merchandiser is described having a front rail having a first mating structure and a plurality of integrated pusher and divider assemblies. Each divider assembly includes a second mating structure that corresponds to and mates with the first mating structure to couple the integrated pusher and divider assemblies to the front rail. The mating structures of each pusher and divider assembly and the front rail are movable between a first position where the integrated pusher and divider assembly is coupled to and laterally movable about the front rail and is not removable from the front rail without force being applied to the integrated pusher and divider assembly and a second position where the integrated pusher and divider assembly is secured to the front rail in a desired position in a manner that hinders lateral movement of the integrated pusher and divider assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Retail Space Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Turner, Craig A. Fluegge
  • Patent number: 10145508
    Abstract: A fluid storage tank according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first outer wall section that forms a front face in the length direction, the width direction and the height direction so as to form a space portion in which a fluid is stored; a plurality of partition plates arranged along the length direction of the first outer wall portion to divide the space portion into the plurality of sub-space portions; and an end portion located between the outermost partition plate of the plurality of partition plates and the first outer wall portion, wherein each of the partition plates is formed with a fluid through hole comprising: a gas through hole located on the top of the partition plate; and a liquid through hole located on the bottom of the partition plate so that fluids between the sub-pace portions are in communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: POSCO, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ki-Hwan Kim, Sung-Jin Lee, Do-Won Seo, Hyung-Jin Kim, Dae-Jun Chang, Pal G. Bergan
  • Patent number: 10130178
    Abstract: An improved rail mount system which makes it possible to mount new equipment trays onto a component panel without complete disassembly using newly designed hardware. The newly designed hardware makes it possible to lock the nut in place and countersink the screw in such a manner as to prevent the “splitting” or opening of the rail extrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark James Landes
  • Patent number: 10118561
    Abstract: A signage storage system for storing signs in a vehicle includes a vehicle that has a trunk. A storage unit is provided and the storage unit is removably positioned in the trunk. The storage unit has a plurality of removable shelves and each of the removable shelves contains an associated one of a plurality of signs. In this way the signs are inhibited from freely moving about in the trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jean Ann James-Moore
  • Patent number: 10111539
    Abstract: A shelf partition for containing and displaying bagged bulk food on point-of-sale shelving has a front panel and an adjustable length side panel. The front panel has at least a translucent front portion. The translucent front portion has a convex outer face adapted to magnify a flat image when the flat image is positioned behind the front portion of the front panel. The adjustable length side panel is connected to the front panel. The front face portion of the front panel and at least a first portion of the side panel are integrally formed as a monolithic and homogenous injection molded piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: POST CONSUMER BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Robert Collette
  • Patent number: 10099363
    Abstract: An adjustable hand tool collecting rack includes a base formed with multiple T-shaped rails thereon. Each rail includes an elongated stub having two opposite sides each having a wing laterally extending therefrom. Multiple partition boards are transversally slidably mounted onto the base, wherein each partition board is vertical relative to the tool supporting surface of the base. Each partition board has multiple T-shaped grooves defined in a sliding side thereof, wherein each T-shaped groove is slidably coupled with a corresponding one of the T-shaped rails. Multiple protrusions laterally extend from two opposite faces of each of the multiple partition boards. Each protrusion has a lower side aligns with a contour of a top portion of a corresponding one of the multiple T-shaped grooves and the lower side of each of the multiple protrusions abuts a top portion of a corresponding one of the multiple rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10041723
    Abstract: The refrigerator has a main body, a storage space in the main body, a storage container located in the main body, and a divider unit mounted in the storage container. The divider unit divides the unit body and storage space disposed in the storage container At least one divider protruding from the unit body, and a holder protruding from the unit body and provided to hang the stored object. The divider unit improves the efficiency of the storage space and can store various types of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Youl Lee, Ji Hoo Kim, Bok Hyun Jang, In-Sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9930973
    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: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Joel Barenbrugge
  • Patent number: 9918565
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes a divider secured to a support structure and a barrier that is moveable by rotation between a folded position and an upright position without a rotation biasing element. A product positioned in the system can contact the barrier when the product moves toward the forward end of the system and rotate the barrier from the folded position to the upright position. The system may include a rotational mounting structure to which the moveable barrier is connected. The rotational mounting structure may be removably connected to the forward end of the divider. The merchandise display system may be used in conjunction with a product tray which provides for product stored in the product tray to be slid from in the product tray into the product pocket of the merchandise display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Stuart Parsons
  • Patent number: 9901191
    Abstract: A merchandising tray used for displaying product containers includes a base defining a support surface, and a single side wall divider connected to the base. The single side wall divider has a vertical wall provided with a rearward end and a forward end, a first retaining structure formed between the rearward end and the forward end, and the forward end being formed with a supporting wall having a second retaining structure. The merchandising tray is adapted to be suspended upon a group of like adjacently disposed merchandising trays such that the first retaining structure is engaged with the second retaining structure. A merchandising tray arrangement and methods of using the merchandising trays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Aisle Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9782017
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying and dispensing merchandise at a point-of-purchase adjacent a display shelf secures at least one divider to a retainer plate affixed to the display shelf. An elongate lock bar extends beneath the divider, along a predominant portion of the length of the divider, and is coupled with the divider for unbiased sliding movement to selectively engage or disengage teeth carried by the lock bar and complementary teeth placed on the retainer plate to secure the divider in a selected location along the retainer plate or release the divider for movement to another selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Henschel-Steinau, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Luberto, Michael D. DeSena, Getachew Kassa, Gary Forman
  • Patent number: 9763556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutlery rack (21; 41) for a dishwasher (10). The cutlery rack comprises: a support frame (23; 43) surrounding a storage area for the cutleries; a rack bottom (25; 45) with a first and a second side; a first support arrangement (29; 48) for cutleries arranged on said first side of the rack bottom; and a second support (49) arrangement for cutleries arranged on said second side of the rack bottom, wherein the cutlery rack is arranged with either the first or second side of the rack bottom facing upwards. The invention furthermore relates to a dishwasher (10) comprising at least one cutlery rack (21; 41) as defined above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Pontus Kåberg, Rickard Hederstierna, Daniel Mesa
  • Patent number: 9730531
    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: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9713394
    Abstract: A retail product display unit in one aspect includes a pusher disposed on a pusher rail. The pusher has features to constrain movement of the pusher along a length of the pusher rail. The pusher rail extends from a forward end of the display unit to a rear end of the display unit. The at least one pusher rail comprises a channel in an upper surface thereof for receiving a pusher spring therein as the at least one pusher is moved from the forward end toward the rear end of the display unit. In another aspect, the pusher has at least one roller mounted to a pusher housing opposite the pusher face such that torque generated by application of rearward force applied to the pusher face is transferred to the at least one roller and then to the pusher rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Brugemann USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Malte Bruegmann
  • Patent number: 9700156
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an extendable divider system. In one embodiment, such a divider system includes a base. A shelf divider extends from a surface of the base, the shelf divider having an extension connector component on at least one free end. A divider extension having a divider connector component configured to mate with the extension connector component is also disclosed. The divider connector component is configured to removably attach the divider extension to the extension connector component of the shelf divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hance, Darryl Jensen
  • Patent number: 9613484
    Abstract: Described herein are a robotic distribution apparatus, system and method. The robotic distribution system may include a Package Delivery Kiosk (PDK), associated front end and back end package delivery management systems, portals for the consumer and the retailer, portals for the common carrier, sender, and recipient, a package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, a real and automated retailer bidding system and a kiosk for distribution. The PDK includes a distribution kiosk and shelving system. The kiosk and shelving system includes configurable shelves and dividers to enable access to the packages. The shelving system handles packages from a robotic placement mechanism and includes shelves that have receiving apertures. The shelving system further includes dividers that fit into the receiving apertures. Each of the dividers has a receiving slot that allows a robotic gripper arm to grab or handle a package with respect to a slot between a pair of dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen H. Hancock, Norman B. Desrosiers, Eric Fiest, John Rupert
  • Patent number: 9591923
    Abstract: A divider adapted to be mounted on a shelf for segregating items stored or displayed on the shelf, and also a method and system of dividing a shelf for the storage and the display of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Zeidner, Jason T. Eltman
  • Patent number: 9549622
    Abstract: A shelf divider system that includes a shelf base (12) defining a support for multiple products, which base has a front (16) and a rear (18) and multiple parallel elongate slots (50) in the base. The slots extend in a direction from front to rear in multiple sets (53) of at least two aligned slots. An upstanding transversely extending front stop (26) mounted to the base at the front has an upper edge (31) and at or adjacent the upper edge respective seats (46) associated with the sets of at least two aligned slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CHECKMATE INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD.
    Inventors: John Leahy, John Oretti
  • Patent number: 9527613
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members extending between the tracks. Sliders are located at the ends of tubular supports, the sliders being slidable in the tracks to move the support members. The support members support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Bazany, Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Mark J. Feenstra, Calvin D. Nyeboer
  • Patent number: 9402485
    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: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Joel Barenbrugge
  • Patent number: 9365164
    Abstract: A fastening device for connecting a unit (120) to two mutually spaced headrest bars (101b, 101c) of a vehicle seat (101) has a first coupling element (102,102a) for receiving a second coupling element (103, 103a) arranged on the unit (120) as well as a first fastening element (105) arranged on the first coupling element (102,102a) and a second fastening element (106) movable connected to the first fastening element (105). The fastening elements are used to fasten the first coupling element (102,102a) to the headrest bars (101b, 101c). The first fastening element (105) and the second fastening element (106) are supported on the headrest bars (101b, 101c) and can be moved relative to each other parallel to a connecting line (100) extending approximately horizontally between the centers of the headrest bars (101b, 101c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Skott
  • Patent number: 9171316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering a plurality of products from a vending machine is disclosed. The method generally allows an offer for a package to be output, in which the package defines a plurality of products, including a selected product. An apparatus is also disclosed to carry out the method steps of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, James A. Jorasch, Robert R. Lech, Dean P. Alderucci