Knockdown Patents (Class 211/186)
  • Patent number: 10842263
    Abstract: A combinative shelving unit includes two stand assemblies and a load tray. The two stand assemblies are arranged parallel to each other. Each stand assembly includes a pair of posts and a transverse link connected between the pair of posts. Each transverse link has a first assembling portion and a second assembling portion. One side of the load tray has a connecting portion and another side thereof has a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are staggered in position. The first connecting portion engages with the first assembling portion of one of the transverse links, and the second connecting portion engages with the second assembling portion of another one of the transverse links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Tong-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10604951
    Abstract: A support member is provided for joining scaffolding plank segments comprising a first support surface for supporting a first scaffolding plank segment and a second support surface parallel to the first support surface for supporting a second scaffolding plank segment. A joining member joins the first and second plank segments, a first retainer is provided for retaining the first scaffolding plank segment on the first support surface and a second retainer for retaining the second scaffolding plank segment on the second support surface. A system is further provided comprising at least two scaffolding plank segments and a bracket, such as that described above, for supporting an end of each of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ALUM-A-POLE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Jablonski
  • Patent number: 10492632
    Abstract: A banquet-type table has a tabletop on a stand. The stand comprises upright legs interconnected by upper and lower spars. Each leg comprises an elongated shell with an exterior wall intermediate a pair of lateral walls. The exterior wall is oriented to face outwardly, and the pair of lateral walls is oriented to face adjacent legs. Each leg further comprises a pair of top notches formed in a top of the pair of lateral walls, forming a top shelf. A respective upper spar is received in the pair of top notches, and is disposed on the top shelf. Each leg further comprises a pair of bottom notches formed in a bottom of the pair of lateral walls, forming a bottom lip. A respective lower spar is received in the pair of bottom notches. The bottom lip is disposed on the respective lower spar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mity-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Pectol
  • Patent number: 10398999
    Abstract: Building sets including a plurality of blocks and a plurality of clips configured to engage a thickness of one or more of the blocks. Each clip includes a base and first and second substantially parallel extensions extending from the base and defining a channel therebetween into which a thickness of a block is receivable. The width of the channel is substantially equal to and slightly less than the thickness of the block receivable within the channel so that the thickness is frictionally retained therein. The clip may include a magnet enclosed within the base so that the base of a first clip may be magnetically coupled to the base of another clip, and each clip may in turn be frictionally coupled to a block received between the extensions of the respective clip. In one embodiment, the clip includes a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Building Creative Kids, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Cochella
  • Patent number: 10398998
    Abstract: Building sets including a plurality of blocks and a plurality of clips configured to engage a thickness of one or more of the blocks. Each clip includes a base and first and second substantially parallel extensions extending from the base and defining a channel therebetween into which a thickness of a block is receivable. The width of the channel is substantially equal to and slightly less than the thickness of the block receivable within the channel so that the thickness is frictionally retained therein. The clip may include a magnet enclosed within the base so that the base of a first clip may be magnetically coupled to the base of another clip, and each clip may in turn be frictionally coupled to a block received between the extensions of the respective clip. In one embodiment, the clip includes a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Building Creative Kids, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Cochella
  • Patent number: 10398997
    Abstract: Building sets including a plurality of blocks and a plurality of clips configured to engage a thickness of one or more of the blocks. Each clip includes a base and first and second substantially parallel extensions extending from the base and defining a channel therebetween into which a thickness of a block is receivable. The width of the channel is substantially equal to and slightly less than the thickness of the block receivable within the channel so that the thickness is frictionally retained therein. The clip may include a magnet enclosed within the base so that the base of a first clip may be magnetically coupled to the base of another clip, and each clip may in turn be frictionally coupled to a block received between the extensions of the respective clip. In one embodiment, the clip includes a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Building Creative Kids, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Cochella
  • Patent number: 10048022
    Abstract: A plate is equipped to one side of a core of a heat exchanger. A tank is equipped to another side of the core. The tank has a holder in a tubular shape. The holder has a hole in which a plate end is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hoffmann, Parker Farlow
  • Patent number: 9943167
    Abstract: There is provided a trim profile covering fixture with at least one side covering element with a longitudinal axis, for a trim profile of a movable furniture component, in particular a drawer, wherein the side covering element has at least one mounting projection which may be inserted into an assigned mounting location on the trim profile and is held there in the inserted state, wherein the mounting projection has at least one clamping jaw which may be braced by an inner surface of the mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 9533444
    Abstract: Filament winding or another technique can be used to create composite parts having various layers of pigmented fibers. The composite parts can then be milled to form one or more flat surfaces on the composite part. Due to the layering of pigmented fibers, the flat surfaces can have a pattern that resembles wood grain or another pattern. These milled composite parts can then be used as components for furniture or other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Randall J. Philpot, Dane R. Philpot
  • Patent number: 9486078
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for an appliance comprises a shelf panel with a planar support surface and a frame to support the shelf panel with the support surface extending generally along a horizontal plane. The frame comprises a front support channel, opposed side support channels, and a rear support channel. The rear support channel is adapted to support the shelf panel against the force of gravity and to inhibit removal of the shelf panel from the frame in the direction of the horizontal plane. The shelf panel is selectively insertable into or removable from the rear support channel by temporarily deflecting the rear support channel relative to the horizontal plane a sufficient amount to separate the rear support channel from a rear edge of the shelf panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Mobley, Cory Dale Simpson
  • Patent number: 9457440
    Abstract: A chattering vibration preventing jig is made of metal, and is L-shaped as viewed from the side. A horizontal plate portion has a pair of cuts extending in the short-side direction from an end of the horizontal plate portion. A vertical plate portion has a plurality of screw holes arranged in a line in the long-side direction. Screws slightly longer than lengths of the screw holes are screwed into the corresponding screw holes to abut onto a workpiece. Adhesive is applied to abutment surfaces of the screws that abut onto the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Fukuda, Ryo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9386855
    Abstract: A cross-bar is provided for a shelving assembly having vertical corner posts joined by horizontal deck beams with the cross-bar extending between deck beams to support the shelving material supported by the beams. The cross-bar has an offset connecting bracket at each end. The offset allows the bracket to fit underneath a deck beam flange so the bracket can engage protruding rivets on the inside of open-section deck beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Patent number: 9307833
    Abstract: A shelving system including a first support unit including a plurality of rungs, a second support unit including a plurality of rungs, at least one shelf unit including a securing unit on opposite ends of the shelf unit where the securing unit includes a first support bar having a first end and a second end and a second support bar having a first end and a second end with each end of the first support bar and second support bar engage opposing rungs on the first support unit and second support unit, where the first support bar is substantially parallel to the second support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Panacea Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • Patent number: 9198513
    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: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Dedee Dart
  • Patent number: 9038834
    Abstract: A shelving structure may include a predetermined number of shelf boards, rear plates, connecting members, and frame members. The shelf board is a rectangular board with two expanded side edges. The rear plate is a hexagonal plate with corners modified into arc-shaped inward recesses and with U-shaped slots extending inwards in the middle of the recesses. The U-shaped slot has continuous undulating bounding edges on both of its sides. The connecting member has two clamping planes linked by a base. The frame member has three equally distributed holding slots extending through both ends. Each outer surface between two neighboring holding slots of the connecting member has a recessed strip with regularly spaced extension plates for installing additional components. The shelving structure can be readily installed or uninstalled and can be modified or rearranged according to space restraint or other requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SUN YU TA Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20150129528
    Abstract: The collapsible display of the present disclosure and related inventions includes a plurality of pre-assembled parts which can be configured, without the use of tools, to form a reusable, merchandising display fixture. The display is quickly and easily constructed and quickly and easily deconstructed and stored. The entire display, with merchandise thereon, may be placed upon or integral with a standard shipping pallet for maximum mobility around the retail floor space. The collapsible display provides an inexpensive, collapsible, reusable display requiring minimum storage space when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Emory Brozak
  • Publication number: 20150114920
    Abstract: A display rack for displaying articles has a support frame with two walls extending at an angle from a narrow strip at the rear corner of the frame. A tubular reinforcing structure extends along the forward free edge of each wall, and aligned openings are in the strip and the reinforcing structures. A plurality of shelves having front and rear corners and opposite side corners are supported on the frame between the walls, with the rear corners engaged in respective openings in the strip and the side corners engaged in respective openings in the reinforcing structures. A forward portion of the shelves projects forwardly of the frame for greater visibility of and access to articles supported on the shelves. A reinforcing brace extends diagonally in each shelf from the rear corner to the front corner, whereby the shelves are essentially cantilevered from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory James Kula
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150096954
    Abstract: A shelving structure may include a predetermined number of shelf boards, rear plates, connecting members, and frame members. The shelf board is a rectangular board with two expanded side edges. The rear plate is a hexagonal plate with corners modified into arc-shaped inward recesses and with U-shaped slots extending inwards in the middle of the recesses. The U-shaped slot has continuous undulating bounding edges on both of its sides. The connecting member has two clamping planes linked by a base. The frame member has three equally distributed holding slots extending through both ends. Each outer surface between two neighboring holding slots of the connecting member has a recessed strip with regularly spaced extension plates for installing additional components. The shelving structure can be readily installed or uninstalled and can be modified or rearranged according to space restraint or other requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SUN YU TA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20150096953
    Abstract: A tool-free DIY shelve may include a body and at least one bearing plate, said bearing plate is disposed onto the body and assembled to the body with the protruding portion of the positioning knob located at the inner side of the vertical section of the “?” shaped frames. The body has two “?” shaped frames, which are connected with two “U” shaped frames. The “U” shaped frames have four rods protruding downwards and each rod is interposed into the tubes of a pulley. The bearing plate may consist of two parallel side borders, with each end of the side border connected with a fixing apparatus, and a mesh-like support structure between the two borders. This shelve allows convenient tool-free DIY installation or installation and provides opportunity for customers to enjoy the process of DIY operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: VALOR ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Chen Lai
  • Publication number: 20150090683
    Abstract: A cross-bar is provided for a shelving assembly having vertical corner posts joined by horizontal deck beams with the cross-bar extending between deck beams to support the shelving material supported by the beams. The cross-bar has an offset connecting bracket at each end. The offset allows the bracket to fit underneath a deck beam flange so the bracket can engage protruding rivets on the inside of open-section deck beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Publication number: 20150076099
    Abstract: A shelf with interlayers may include a shelf made by a plurality of connectors and panels, wherein both sides of the panel has at least one connecting portion and connecting unit, and connecting unit has a connecting groove corresponding to the panel, and the connecting groove is configured to engage with auxiliary panels to increase the variability of using an inner space of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Wen-Tsung Chang
  • Publication number: 20150069000
    Abstract: A shelving system including a first support unit including a plurality of rungs, a second support unit including a plurality of rungs, at least one shelf unit including a securing unit on opposite ends of the shelf unit where the securing unit includes a first support bar having a first end and a second end and a second support bar having a first end and a second end with each end of the first support bar and second support bar engage opposing rungs on the first support unit and second support unit, where the first support bar is substantially parallel to the second support bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20150068999
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Dedee Dart
  • Publication number: 20150060383
    Abstract: A shelving system including brackets and shelves suspended by flexible or rigid straps from various types of shelving. The shelving system includes two frames that may include wire for forming ends of the shelving system. Each frame includes a shelf supporting element including first and second shelf rod receiving elements. A shelf is provided that includes first and second spaced rods. The rod receiving elements are configured to receive and support the rods. In another embodiment, a shelving system includes at least two brackets that are configured to engage a fixed shelf, and at least one rigid strap depending from each bracket. Two frames are each associated with and releaseably attached to one of the rigid straps and include a shelf supporting element including a shelf retaining portion. A shelf is supported by the shelf supporting element and is retained in place with the shelf retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert John Warner, JR.
  • Patent number: 8967576
    Abstract: An assembly for a storage unit includes at least one interior component made of a single, continuous piece of sheet material that has a first surface, an opposing second surface, a pair of opposing lateral side edges and a plurality of substantially 90 degree longitudinal bends that extend between the pair of lateral side edges. The at least one interior component includes an upper mounting flange for mounting to the storage unit. The assembly also includes an exterior component made of a single, continuous piece of sheet material and having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The first surface of the interior component directly attaches to the second surface of the exterior component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Knoll, David J. Floersch, Andrew G. Lozier
  • Publication number: 20150053634
    Abstract: A method for restoring the visual appearance of a wire shelf, products employed in the method, and a kit containing the parts used for the restoration are provided for simplifying the process of altering the appearance of a wire shelf construction. The kit preferably includes a top surface covering having adjustable depth dimensions. A profile number is adapted preferably to engage in an edge of the top surface and the top surface and profile members are attached the underlying wire shelf to maintain the assembly in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: John Louis, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Tines
  • Patent number: 8960458
    Abstract: An add-on shelf has a pair of legs at least one of which having a locking structure that is configured to removably lock the leg to an existing structure and a support structure that supports a shelf deck. A void space is positioned between the legs, shelf deck, and existing structure. Alternatively, a width adjustable storage apparatus has first and second sections operable to engage each other in a plurality of adjustable positions each corresponding to a different width of a shelf surface formed by the sections, and first and second supports that engage an existing structure for supporting the first and second sections. The shelf surface is positioned in a generally horizontal plane and the first and second sections do not extend above that generally horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lynk, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Klein, Mark A. Etter, Todd Michael Pickrell
  • Patent number: 8936163
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the field of mounting systems used to secure, organize and protect electronic equipment in commercial and industrial settings. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods, systems, and devices for mounting non-uniform components in an organized and easily modifiable structure. Of particular interest are mounting systems for electronics components comprising: a) one or more flexible and elastic plastic mesh securing members; and b) one or more elongated support bars comprising: (i) a planar upper support member; (ii) opposing anterior and posterior flanges disposed at right angles to the upper support member; and (iii) a plurality of protrusions integral to or fixedly connected to the flanges which are operably configured for releasable engagement with the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: CCS-Inc.
    Inventor: Donald M. Fleischer
  • Publication number: 20150008204
    Abstract: Tube connectors are provided for connecting tubes together to form a framework where the connectors are substantially hidden from view by ends of the tubes. Each connector has a support body and several anchor bodies that are formed integrally with the support body or independent from it. The support body has six faces with at most six anchor bodies. For any face of the support body that does not have an anchor body, it is formed to be coplanar with a surface of an adjoining anchor body, allowing an end of a tube with a suitably shaped end portion to cover that face of the support body. A U-shaped aperture with a slanted through passage are provided at a junction of at least one anchor body with the support body. This allows a tool to be inserted into the connector to fix a final tube to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yau King CHOY
  • Patent number: 8919579
    Abstract: An ultra narrow, tall, flexible fixture that is capable of holding and displaying greeting cards or other non-greeting card related merchandise in a retail environment. The fixture is easily configured to hold both greeting card and non-greeting card merchandise in an array of display configurations supporting different numbers of display units and shelves. Merchandize may be displayed along one length of the fixture or alternately along two opposing sides of the fixture. The fixture also contains two endcap pieces that are capable of supporting an array of unique fixtures such as gift card holders and curved card pockets. The display units contain multiple levels for storing greeting cards. The fixture additionally provides ample storage space at the base of the fixture for excess merchandise and restocking materials. An area of the fixture can also be configured to support signage and lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher P. Weigand, Gary A. Hodge
  • Patent number: 8916803
    Abstract: The apparatus of this invention relates to a device for heating or cooking food or liquids such as soup, water, roast, etc. A downwardly curved visor-like deflector is selectively removably positioned outwardly of the upper end of the radiation disk of an infrared heater so as to extend outwardly therefrom. The deflector has an upwardly presented cooking utensil opening formed therein and a horizontally disposed cooking utensil support secured to the deflector at the inner surface thereof below the cooking utensil opening. The cooking utensil support dwells in a plane below the upper end of the radiation disk whereby infrared rays emitted from the radiation disk will impinge upon the cooking utensil support and a cooking utensil positioned on the cooking utensil support to cook or heat the contents thereof. Other accessories may also be attached to the heater such as a protective grill or a cooking basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Zoucha
  • Patent number: 8887932
    Abstract: A method of assembling a shelving unit uses corner posts each having opposing inner and outer surfaces having mating slots therein at shelf engaging locations. Shelves have parallel slats spaced apart along the length of a front and rear connecting rod adjacent opposing ends of each shelf. The outer two slats on each opposing side of each shelf are squeezed inward of one of the connecting rods to spread distal ends of those slats in order to insert those distal ends into the mating slots in the opposing sides of the corner posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Publication number: 20140319090
    Abstract: An expandable frame structure comprises at least one set of a transverse plate assembly and at least two vertical frames. Each set of the transverse plate assembly comprises at least two transverse plate parts. Each transverse plate part comprises a quarter circular arc edge and two side edges spaced and spreading out from each other with 90 degrees in angles. Two lower hook fixing parts extend downward from two side edges, respectively. Each of the vertical frames comprises a pair of vertical frame parts and at least two horizontal frame parts. So, each of the transverse plate parts is placed and installed onto the horizontal frame parts of the two vertical frames. The lower hook fixing part is inserted into and engages with the horizontal frame part to form the expandable frame structure. The advantages and effects are easy to assemble and flexible for structural assembling styles, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HER SHENG CHANG INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIN-TE YANG
  • Publication number: 20140263136
    Abstract: Improved shelves are disclosed for shelving systems comprising one or more such improved shelves and support posts. Elongate elements along the underside of the shelves have post-receiving recesses to receive support posts along the underside of the shelf during storage and shipment. The improved shelves and shelving systems allow greater efficiency in packaging, shipping and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Centrex Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Terrence Lee Reinhart, Nickolas Lee Reinhart
  • Publication number: 20140263137
    Abstract: Improved support posts are disclosed for shelving systems comprising one or more shelves spaced and supported by the support posts. Improved shelving systems comprising such support posts also are disclosed. The disclosed support posts have strengthening ribs extending longitudinally along their inside surface. The improved support posts and shelving systems incorporating the improved support posts have greater strength and rigidity with little added cost or weight of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Centrex Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Terrence Lee Reinhart, Nickolas Lee Reinhart
  • Publication number: 20140263135
    Abstract: A method of assembling a shelving unit uses corner posts each having opposing inner and outer surfaces having slots therein at shelf engaging locations. The shelves have parallel slats spaced apart along the length of a front and rear connecting rod adjacent opposing ends of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PRO-MART INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Publication number: 20140251934
    Abstract: A modular shelving system includes at least two elongate U-shaped members, wherein each of the elongate U-shaped members includes: an elongate body member; and first and second parallel elongate leg members extending transversely in the same direction away from opposing ends of the elongate body member with space between the first and second parallel leg members, wherein the length A of the elongate U-shaped member is equal to twice the height B of the first side of the elongate U-shaped member, plus twice the height C of the second side of the elongate U-shaped member, such that A=2B+2C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAC ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Nelson, David Underwood, Spencer Pearson, Justin Kruse
  • Publication number: 20140217048
    Abstract: The subject invention comprises a modular, pop-up shelf display system that includes vertical slotted shelf support posts, horizontal tie bars, and shelf or accessory members. Two slotted support posts are connected at the top and bottom ends by a pair of tie bars; the top of each slotted support post leans against a wall. Shelves or accessories, which include brackets that engage the slots in the vertical support posts are then attached to the support posts to form horizontal shelves or accessories between the support posts at desired heights and orientation. The system includes internal connectors positioned inside the post ends and the ends of the tie bars which secure the tie bars to the posts to secure the posts in an upright manner against the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Opto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Robert Wood, Brett A. Woodley, Erich Haller
  • Publication number: 20140217047
    Abstract: A rack display comprising a base having a front panel with a plurality of horizontal and vertical slots included thereon; left and right side panels extending from sides of the front panel; a back panel extending between the left and right side panels; and one or more shelf members including horizontal and vertical tabs. The shelf members are secured to the base by inserting the vertical and horizontal tabs within the vertical and horizontal slots respectively. The rack display is erected from a knockdown configuration by securing the shelf members to the front panel of the base via insertion of the horizontal and vertical tabs within the horizontal and vertical slots respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Vanguard Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: JERRY RYAN FROST
  • Publication number: 20140190918
    Abstract: A rack has a frame and a plurality of shelves. Each shelf has an enclosing frame member that has two first sides connected by two second sides, a connecting bar that connects the first sides at about the center of the first sides, a plurality of slots provided on the inner surfaces of the second sides, and a plurality of slats, each slat having opposing ends that are fitted into opposing slots at the second sides, and with each slat being connected to the connecting bar. At least one connector is provided for removably connecting each shelf to a portion of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SEVILLE CLASSICS INC.
    Inventor: Gary Lim
  • Publication number: 20140175037
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Dedee Dart, Phillip Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140149242
    Abstract: A modular merchandiser and system with a frame of vertical posts and horizontal bars is carried on legs and carries grid elements sandwiching an indicia panel. Adjacent merchandiser panels can be linearly, perpendicularly or angularly (from about 10° to 350°) joined, and placed on the front end or other positions in various locations to carry various product on novel, height adjustable accessories and merchandising effects. Various parts of the merchandiser and the accessories therefor may be obtained in a first financial transaction (lease or sale) and others in subsequent financial transactions to update the same. Supporting special software can be similarly obtained and used to achieve uniform displays by using the included indicia panel. The system permits easier, less expensive, less wasteful, faster, and more environmentally friendly updating of the merchandiser, accessories, frame and grid portions separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Harold L. Turner, JR., Joseph Theodore Bauer, Gabriel Garduno, Matthew Douglas Reier, Louis Frederick Polk, Kenneth Earl Ramsey, Charles M. Gruber, Howard Lynn Hammond, Michael Shaver, Michael Piontek
  • Publication number: 20140138338
    Abstract: A method for constructing a shelf assembly in a locker comprising the steps of: inserting a first sidewall having a transverse slot between upper and lower ends of the sidewall and an inner shoulder at the upper end of the sidewall in the locker against a sidewall of the locker; inserting a second sidewall having a transverse slot located between the upper and lower ends of the sidewall in the locker higher than the first sidewall and holding the second sidewall at that higher position while a first shelf is inserted at an angle with side edges of the shelf generally aligned with the slots; lowering the second sidewall and the first shelf with the side edges engaged in the slots; and, once the lower ends of the sidewalls are firmly supported on a bottom of the locker, inserting the second shelf on the shoulders of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Moritz, Ian Moritz
  • Publication number: 20140138337
    Abstract: A refrigerator shelf is provided that includes a carrier plate and overflow protection. The carrier plate has a top side with a middle region for standing containers, with the overflow protection arranged around the middle region. The overflow protection includes, in a first portion, a hydrophobic layer on the carrier plate and, in a second portion which adjoins the first portion, a frame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventor: SCHOTT AG
  • Patent number: 8662326
    Abstract: A knock-down shelving unit is composed of four identical short panels, each having a slot extending perpendicularly from the middle of one edge to an inner end half way across the panel, and at least four longer panels, each having three similar slots. The parts of the panels extending from the inner ends of the slots to the opposite edges serve as connecting elements. The panels are interlocked by engaging the slots and connecting elements to form a lattice. In the lattice, where an end of a panel meets the end of another panel, a tongue formed on the end of each panel fits a recess formed in the end of the other panel. In an eight panel shelving unit, only two kinds of panels are required. In a shelving unit composed of ten or more panels, only three kinds of panels are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Stephanie Brick
  • Publication number: 20140054253
    Abstract: Display pedestals comprise at least one generally planar horizontal support member which is hollow, and at least one vertical column. The top surface and/or the bottom surface of the support member has least one depression or at least one projection, and at least one vertical column fits to the depression or projection. The interior volume of the hollow support member is filled with air or with a foamed polymeric or metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Petra Reed
  • Patent number: 8657133
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to pieces of furniture for housing electronic devices and that give the appearance of being permanently built into a wall. The pieces of furniture comprise panels which can easily be removed and which house and hide wires of electronic devices, giving the appearance that the wires are housed beyond the wall. Additionally, the pieces of furniture are designed to have electronic devices mounted thereon with little mounting (i.e., studs are unnecessary) or no mounting to secure the piece of furniture onto the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ameriwood Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin McGowan, Steve Wahrhaftig, Cory Neudeck
  • Publication number: 20140042115
    Abstract: A modular furniture system is provided. The system includes surface members, junctions, and connectors. Each connector has two engagement portions. The surface members and junctions each include one or more channels for receiving a connector, the channels are shaped to slidingly attach with an engagement portion of a connector. The channels are positioned so that the connectors being used to interconnect a surface member to a junction or a surface member to another surface member to assemble the modular furniture system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: David W. Lee
  • Patent number: 8646618
    Abstract: A modular shelving system comprises a first upright, a second upright, first and second rails, and a rail spanner. The first upright includes a first body and a first cleat having a base portion secured in the first body. The second upright includes a second body and a second cleat having a base portion secured in the second body. Each of the first and second rails defines an upper cleat hole and a lower cleat hole. The first cleat of the first upright is slidably received in the upper and lower cleat holes of the first rail, and the second cleat of the second upright is slidably received in the upper and lower cleat holes of the second rail. The rail spanner extends between the first and second rails and includes first and second retaining claws each connected to the rail spanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Peota, Robert D. Yoder, Andrew K. Enyart, Mark A. Campbell, Steven C. Thompson