Knockdown Patents (Class 211/189)
  • Patent number: 10376059
    Abstract: A support adapted for mounting to wire shelving units, particularly a support adapted to be securely coupled and repositioned on upper and lower horizontally-extending wire members located at the front of wire shelving units. The support does not interfere with use of a shelving unit including the storage of items on the shelving unit or handing items under the shelving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Club, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Ebersole, Debra Michelle Lohman
  • Patent number: 10330299
    Abstract: An electronics rack crown for controlling illumination of an electronics rack responsive to door events, externally visually signaling fault conditions in electronic modules mounted in the rack, providing an interchangeable user brand logo panel with back illumination controllable as to intensity and color, and providing for configuration via DIP switches or by SD card. The electronics rack crown has a front piece and an attached rear piece, with a window in the front piece. In the front piece, a logo plate holder holds a replaceable transparent logo plate aligned to the window in a vertical orientation. An electronics compartment with a transparent top panel is horizontally oriented and aligned to the window. High intensity RGB/W LEDs emit from the top of a circuit board below the transparent top panel and back light the logo plate. The LEDs are controllable based on user configuration, fault detection, and door events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 10244866
    Abstract: There is provided a modular storage rack comprising flat panels each comprising one or more flat segments and cross panels each comprising one or more cross segments. Each flat segment comprises a slit extending partway through it. Each cross segment comprises: a first and a second planar portion each terminating in a first and second lip respectively. The first lip faces the second lip, and they define a slot for receiving the flat segment. Each cross segment also comprises an island joining the first planar portion to the second planar portion, the island disposed in the slot and between the first and second lips. The island is configured to be received in the slit. Each flat segment is matingly connected to a corresponding cross segment such that the flat segment is received in the corresponding slot and the corresponding island is received in the corresponding slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Andrew Pollard
  • Patent number: 10237994
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure that includes side cross members between front and rear frames, a vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a first cable management structure. The vertical mounting rail includes a fastening portion, for interfacing with the frame structure, and at least one support portion including an aperture therein. The first cable management structure has a boss adapted to be maneuvered into the aperture and seated therein so as to fasten the first cable management structure to the at least one support portion without a separate fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Brian Donowho, William Drew Krietzman, Brandi May Oldt, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10231353
    Abstract: A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandyn David Giroux
  • Patent number: 10182654
    Abstract: A mounting part is adapted to mount an object to a rail of a slide rail assembly. The rail is arranged with an engaging member. The engaging member has an elastic portion and an engaging portion. The mounting part includes a mounting feature. In the course in which the mounting part is mounted to the rail, the mounting part pushes and thereby displaces the engaging portion of the engaging member, and the elastic portion stores an elastic force in response to displacement of the engaging portion. Once the mounting feature of the mounting part corresponds in position to the engaging portion, the elastic portion of the engaging member releases the elastic force and thus drives the engaging portion into engagement with the mounting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10172749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible rack for storing and transporting cadavers and human bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael P. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10085389
    Abstract: The modular plant support system is a modular trestle system adapted for use in horticulture. The modular plant support system comprises a plurality of stakes, a plurality of ties, and one or more interstake connectors. Each of the plurality of stakes further comprises a first plurality of hooks that provide vining and other growing plants climbing purchase points that allow plants to grow in a manner that optimizes exposure to sunlight and therefore plant yields. Each of the plurality of ties is a cord that is formed with a series of knobs that allows the plant to be secured to an individual stake without damaging the plant or constraining the growth path of the plant. Each of the one or more interstake connectors provides climbing purchases that allow a plant to expand in directions other than the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Brenda Banaszek
  • Patent number: 10058792
    Abstract: Three-dimensional grid beams are provided. The three-dimensional grid beam as provided offers high construction precision and rigidity, thus allowing the construction set thereof to be used in industrial and laboratory applications. The construction set utilizing such three-dimensional grid beams with connectors for releasably interconnecting the three-dimensional grid beams is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Tibbo Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitry Slepov
  • Patent number: 10053875
    Abstract: A formwork support system comprising: four support props, each having a leg and a head member mounted on an upper end of the leg, each head member having a support plate with an upper side for supporting a formwork thereon, two longitudinal beams with ends attached to the head members of the support props, respectively, a transverse beam extending transversely to the longitudinal beams, wherein at least one of the head members has at least one recess formed in the support plate, an edge portion of one of the ends of one of the longitudinal beams being arranged in the recess and wherein the edge portion of the longitudinal beam snugly fits into the recess of the support plate of the head member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DOKA GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Baron, Alexander Augustin
  • Patent number: 9986855
    Abstract: Wall mounting assemblies and methods whereby the assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. Each frame member has a hook for engaging a recess or slot on a panel. The assembly further includes a panel that has edges that are configured to engage the edges of adjacent panels, without the need for tilting the panel to engage. Each panel has two slots for receiving the bracket. Bending the two frame members on the bracket causes the bracket's hooks to lock into the slots on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Patent number: 9964728
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for mounting optical components in a manner that self-aligns the optical axes of the optical components. The apparatus uses an optical component mount that includes a housing consisting of a single rail mount configured to mechanically couple to a portion of a rail for supporting the optical component mount on a rail. The housing also has an optical component dock configured to support an optical component in a manner that defines an optical axis. The rail mount and the optical component dock are configured to make the optical axis substantially parallel with a longitudinal axis of the rail. Using such optical component mounts secured to the rail would result in the self-alignment of the optical axes of optical components on the optical component mounts. Various embodiments of such apparatus are also provided in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Wen Xu Jin, Richard Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9894798
    Abstract: A support device includes a support element, a linking element and a blocking element. A mounting path is formed on the support element for holding a plurality of mounting elements of an object. The blocking element is configured to be driven by the linking element. When the blocking element is located at a first position, the blocking element blocks the mounting path of the support element. When the blocking element is located at a second position, the blocking element does not block the mounting path of the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9832904
    Abstract: A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandyn David Giroux
  • Patent number: 9788452
    Abstract: In one implementation of a modular rack system, a rack module (22, 24, 222, 522, 722, 724) comprises a bay (30, 730) comprising a first side wall (32, 732), a second side wall (32, 732) and floor (36, 736) and an intermediate wall positioning mechanism (280, 380, 390, 392, 790, 792) to support a wall (282, 782) at different spacings with respect to the first side wall (32, 732). In another implementation of the modular rack system, a utility bay (148) extends across rack modules (22, 24, 222, 522, 722, 724).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David A Moore, John P Franz, Tahir Cader, Michael L Sabotta
  • Patent number: 9763528
    Abstract: A track (12) for a slotted wall system forms a slot (26) configured to receive a portion of a bracket and support the bracket and load carried by the bracket to define one or more load-bearing locations (A,B) on the track (12). The track (12) is formed of a base material coextruded with a reinforcing material selectively positioned at one or more load-bearing locations (A,B) on the track (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lau Man Lung, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 9745754
    Abstract: A snow guard structure has the configuration in which a first frame body holding a ridge-side end side of a solar cell panel and a second frame body holding an eaves-side end side of an adjacent solar cell panel are fixed to a roof surface such that spaces are formed under their bottom face portions, and a snow guard fitting includes an upper abutment piece abutting against upper face portions of the two frame bodies, a lower abutment piece abutting against bottom face portions of the two frame bodies, an external thread member extending upward from the lower abutment piece and penetrating through the upper abutment piece and fastening the upper abutment piece and the lower abutment piece by screwing with an internal thread between the two frame bodies, and a snow guard portion extending upward from the upper abutment piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Narita
  • Patent number: 9664222
    Abstract: The connector is intended for use in displays of the kind which include a display frame formed of a plurality of beams) which are joined together by multi-way node fittings to form a three-dimensional shape, and display panels are releasably secured to the beams. The connector includes a male fitting which has a stem projecting from a plate, and a head comprising four noses which project laterally from the stem. The head is inserted in a correspondingly-shaped aperture of a female node fitting and rotated into positive engagement with the inner face of the node fitting. The trailing faces of the four noses have oppositely-inclined ramps which act to provide progressive tightening and alignment of the connector as the male part is rotated within aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Jonathan Henry Strevens Evitt
  • Patent number: 9635930
    Abstract: Provided is a table system that allows for multiple table frame arrangements using various combinations of fundamental building pieces. An adjustable height table leg includes two parallel and horizontal slots adapted to receive and clamp two independent frame members of the frame. The frame members may be bent or angled in a plurality of configurations to achieve a desired shape for the table frame. Sections of the frame members may also include apertures through which fasteners may be threaded to connect two frame members at right angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DSA International, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Korb, Adam Meeuwsen, Gary Petertyl, Tod Babick
  • Patent number: 9622299
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a mask, a case, and a sealing member. The mask has a mask surface and a side wall provided around a periphery of the mask surface and projecting backwardly from the mask surface. The mask is provided on a front surface of the substrate so that the mask surface faces the front surface of the substrate and the side wall surrounds a side surface of the substrate. The case is provided on a back surface of the substrate to sandwich the substrate between the mask and the case. The sealing member is provided in a first region, a second region, and a third region provided between the first region and the second region. The sealing member has a first protrusion which is in contact with a step end surface of the case in the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Tomohiko Hatano
  • Patent number: 9565953
    Abstract: A display unit comprising a plurality of vertical truss members anchored to a floor surface; a plurality of horizontal rails attached to the vertical truss members thereby forming a frame; a horizontal track anchored to a floor surface in front of the vertical truss members; a plurality of cantilever supports attached across the top of the frame, the cantilever supports each having a front portion providing an upper frame and lower frame; a plurality of upper rectangular panels mounted in a first row adjacent one another in the upper frames; a plurality of lower rectangular panels mounted in the lower frames adjacent one another a second row below the first row; first and second side panels anchored to the floor track and to a plurality of the horizontal rails; a plurality of cabinets located adjacent one another between the first and second side panels and anchored to the floor track and at least one of said horizontal rails; and a plurality of display panels disposed between the top surfaces of the cabinets
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Alarcon, Gregory James Warren
  • Patent number: 9572275
    Abstract: An expandable server case includes a shell and an expansion frame. The shell includes at least one docking space. The expansion frame is detachably assembled on one end of the shell and protruding from the periphery of the shell. The expansion frame is disposed corresponding to the docking space, and one side of the expansion frame is provided with a junction which is capable of fastening the power supply device. The power supply device is able to be inserted into the docking space to partially be accommodated into the expansion frame and is positioned onto the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Chi-Fu Kao, Ruei-Fu Weng, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 9518698
    Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a single adjustment mechanism that allows for adjustment of an object supported on the clamp assembly along two axes. The adjustment mechanism connects to a bracket and a support rod on which the object is mounted to lock a desired position of the object in place when desired and to allow for adjustment of that position, when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Herzog
  • Patent number: 9497989
    Abstract: A utensil that retains a food item or other object in a liquid bath includes a core portion and at least one aim extending from the core portion at the upper end thereof to hover over the object to keep it fully submerged. An anchor, such as a suction cup, secures the core portion in the bath container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Myron Williams
  • Patent number: 9474390
    Abstract: A merchandise display support that can be adjusted to accommodate and showcase a wide variety of merchandise has a base and a hollow slatwall tower rising from the base that is fabricated from a plurality of individual layers. The individual layers may be of any suitable geometry, including waves, curves and other artistic shapes. Each layer is produced individually and defines an outer periphery of material preferably surrounding a hollow interior. The layers are stacked and secured to adjacent layers to create slatwall grooves that yields a three-dimensional slatwall display rack that can take nearly any contour or geometry. Illumination sources may be provided within the slatwall grooves and are protected by the geometry of the grooves from contact or interference with slatwall merchandising hooks and are not directly visible to a customer. The tower top may also have lights to illuminate the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Robin J. Douvier
  • Patent number: 9414985
    Abstract: A modular system of niches or crypts for the deposit of ashes and/or dry remains with easy assembly which does not require high skill training. The modular system can have different heights and widths of the niches, which is possible by the use of connectors. The modular system for crypts can be recoated with an aesthetically pleasing to the eye material, such as ceramic, marble or other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Mausoleum, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Alejandro Ugartechea Berlanga, Emilio Linares Limon
  • Patent number: 9408326
    Abstract: An electronic equipment cabinet structure includes a frame having a plurality of vertical support posts and a plurality of cross members that connect the support posts together. In one aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one caster plate connected to one of the plurality of cross members, wherein the caster plate includes a C-shaped portion to fittingly correspond with the cross member to which it is connected, thereby providing rigidity to the frame. In another aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one bracket having a base and two sides extending in the same direction away from the base, the edges of the two sides being connected to one of the cross members and the base being connected to one of the vertical support posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho
  • Patent number: 9345983
    Abstract: Construction kit including construction blocks (2) and connection parts (4, 4?, 4?, 4??, 6) for coupling the construction blocks. The construction blocks comprise openings (18) for the insertion of the connection parts formed by a pair of constituent elements (4a) pivoting with respect to one another. The rim (26) of the opening comprises eight or more teeth (22) distributed over the periphery of the opening. Some of the connection parts comprise teeth (68) arranged in a groove (66) which are configured to interlock with the teeth (22) of the rim when the connection part is in the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: EQUIMODUS SARL
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Meys
  • Patent number: 9307834
    Abstract: A vertical frame for a display stand to store and display various articles is manufactured in the shape of a prefabricated block, and then is assembled in multiple stages. The vertical frame includes a body which is formed in a shape of a prefabricated block and is assembled to each other in multiple stages to support a shelf, a vertical length of the body being optionally adjusted by selection of a user; a body engaging member which protrudes upwardly from both sides or one side of a top surface of the body, and has an insertion groove of which one side is opened; a body engaging groove which is formed on a bottom surface of the body at a position corresponding to a formation position of the body engaging member, so as to guide the body engaging member and a body locking boss to an engaging position; and the body locking boss which protrudes from the body engaging groove and is fitted into the insertion groove when the bodies are assembled to each other in multiple stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jae Wook Han
  • Patent number: 9308464
    Abstract: A set of building components includes at least connector components and elongate members. A connector component includes a main body and one or more receptacles. In some embodiments, a connector component may also include male studs and/or female receiving areas configured to couple the connector to other components or conventional building blocks which include the corresponding feature. The elongate members can be secured within the receptacles of the connectors and, in some embodiments, may include slots along a lateral surface to facilitate this connection and provide an additional coupling for further building components. Moreover, in some embodiments, a set of building components may also include sliders configured to be movably coupled around the elongate members. The sliders may also include male studs and/or female receiving areas in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Torres
  • Patent number: 9290322
    Abstract: An article store is provided with vertical main supports, front and rear crossmembers arranged transversally to the storage and retrieval directions and fastened on the main supports, and at least one bearing profile extending in the storage and retrieval directions and supported vertically relative to the front crossmember. The upper side of the bearing profile is located in a plane higher than the upper edge of the front crossmember and forms a bearing device for the articles. The bearing profile is supported vertically on the front crossmember by a support whose upper end is connected to the bearing profile. The front crossmember is provided with form-fit structures in order to fix the vertical support of the bearing profile at least in the longitudinal crossmember direction. The lower end of the support engages form-fit structures of the front crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: NEDCON Magazijninrichting B.V.
    Inventor: Mark B. J. Heijmink
  • Patent number: 9215930
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, a storage device is provided. The storage device provides lockable elevated storage. The storage device includes a housing assembly and a base assembly. The housing assembly includes a housing body, a strut, a door assembly, a door seal, and a hinge. The base assembly includes at least two left leg assemblies, at least two right leg assemblies, at least one horizontal transverse member, at least two horizontal longitudinal members, at least two first stabilizing brackets, and at least two second stabilizing brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Weinkove, Osborne Kirby Walls, III
  • Patent number: 9119487
    Abstract: A display fixture has a convertible rack fixture and an extendable frame assembly. The convertible rack fixture has a base with a top surface, two uprights extending from the top surface, two bottom crossbars extending between the two uprights, and two top crossbars extending between tops of the two uprights. The extendable frame assembly is located between the two bottom crossbars and between the two top crossbars and has a base frame and a telescoping frame that telescopes out of the base frame. The base frame has two substantially vertical legs that rest on the top surface of the base of the convertible rack and a lateral support that extends between the two substantially vertical legs separate from the top surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Angvall, Scott E. Denby, Joseph R. Stukenberg, Jeremy A. Clark
  • Patent number: 9078340
    Abstract: A cabinet for an electrical switchboard includes a supporting base and a frame mounted on the supporting base. The supporting base includes a base element having a lower wall configured to rest on a bearing surface, and a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall which protrude transversally from the lower wall and face each other. The base element includes a first upper wall protruding from an upper end of the first lateral wall towards the second lateral wall, a second upper wall protruding from an upper end of the second lateral wall towards the first lateral wall, so as to extend over at least a portion of the first upper wall. The base element also includes a coupling mechanism which couples the first and second upper walls to each other for supporting a corresponding portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ABB S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Cagliani, Graziano Coloca, Pierceleste Benedetti
  • Patent number: 9044085
    Abstract: Modular furniture includes several members connected together without fasteners or other hardware. While some of the members slide together, some members are locked in place by other members. The modular furniture includes one or more members that engage other members in a twist and lock fashion that helps hold the modular furniture together during everyday use. The twist and lock may be achieved using a substantially L-shaped slot in one member and a corresponding slot in a mating member, which allows the mating member to rotate (twist) within the L-shaped slot. The modular furniture is locked together at several different members and stages of assembly, and includes a final stop member that assures the furniture cannot come apart inadvertently during normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kenny Vernon Cunningham, Andrea Yomara Pelaez-Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9022341
    Abstract: An apparatus to support a device includes a first base; a first support; a first base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the first base and the first support along a first axis of rotation; a first swivel slidably connected to the first support and having a first cut-out adapted to receive a first portion of the device; a second base; a second support; a second base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the second base and the second support along a second axis of rotation; and a second swivel slidably connected to the second support and having a second cut-out adapted to receive a second portion of the device spaced apart from the first portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rambod Radmard
  • Patent number: 9016485
    Abstract: A combination rack structure includes a predetermined number of support plates, connecting strips and side frames. Each of the support plates has a rectangular shape. Each of the connecting strips is provided with three holding grooves each longitudinally extended through each of the connecting strips. Each of the connecting strips has a periphery provided with elongate recessed portions each located between any two of the holding grooves. Each of the recessed portions is provided with a plurality of extensions which are perpendicular to an axial direction of each of the recessed portions and are spaced from each other with a proper interval. The extensions are used for holding and resting. Each of the side frames is bent to have a hexagonal shape. The support plates are combined with the connecting strips to construct a hexagonal rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Yu Ta Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 9015955
    Abstract: The present document describes a container for storing and drying garments or sport equipment, the container comprising an external envelope comprising a resistant material; and a ventilation structure through which air can be blown for drying the garments or sports equipment, the ventilation structure supporting the external envelope, the ventilation structure comprising hanging elements for hanging the garments or sports equipment thereon, the ventilation structure capable of adopting a retracted position and an extended position in which the ventilation structure occupies more space than in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-François Vezina, Pierrot Lebel
  • Patent number: 9010553
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to shelving systems and methods that are adaptable to a number of applications, including building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems, shelving units for holding children's games and toys, closet organizers with hangers and shelves, storage systems in a garage or workshop, storage shelves over a garage door, and as a shelving unit for audio and visual equipment. The shelving unit includes a means for attachment to an overhead member, such as a steel beam, wood rafter, wood joist, wood beam, or ceiling, a generally J or L shaped bar, the ability to raise or lower the J or L shaped bar to provide for storage at different heights, an extension member removably coupled to the J or L bar, and wherein the extension member has a length that provides for storage space of different widths. In another aspect, an inverted shelving stand is provided. In still a further aspect, a U shaped swiveling hanging unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Quick-Sling, LLC
    Inventor: William J. Crowley
  • Patent number: 8985716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to console modules and modular console systems. In one aspect, a console module unit is provided comprising a frame, the frame comprising first and second spaced apart frame sections, each frame section comprising two spaced apart side supports and two spaced apart lateral supports, each lateral support disposed between and forming junctions with corresponding ends of the side supports, and a plurality of cross supports interconnecting the first and second frame sections, wherein at least one of the side, lateral, and cross supports is in the form of an extrusion, the extrusion defining at least one re-entrant channel extending in a direction of its longitudinal axis, the at least one re-entrant channel for receiving at least a portion of a coupler. In another aspect, a modular console system comprising at least two console modules is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Evans Consoles Corporation
    Inventors: Shannon Lundrigan, Matko Papic, Richard Game, Nick Yaskiw, Paul Lewis
  • Patent number: 8978900
    Abstract: A bulk rail bracket including at least three horizontally-oriented and vertically aligned support shelf rows, wherein each pair of consecutive support shelf rows is positioned such that the two support shelf rows in the pair are spaced by a height that is approximately a multiple of a rack unit size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul E. Westphall, Anthony A. Tsuei, Andrew James Phelan
  • Patent number: 8966781
    Abstract: An equipment rack system includes a plurality of holders at least including a pair of first holders, a pair of second holders, a pair of third holders, a pair of fourth holders, and a pair of fifth holders, a base; a vertical column have a first end and a second end; a valve; and a powerer. Each pair of first holders, the pair of second holders, the pair of third holders, the pair of fourth holders, and the pair of fifth holders comprise fluid apertures about their lengths. The equipment is placed on the pair of first holders, the pair of second holders, the pair of third holders, the pair of fourth holders, and the pair of fifth holders on the equipment rack during an in-use condition to sanitize and air dry equipment to neutralize odors, and eliminate bacteria, and germs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce McKernan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8943723
    Abstract: The perimeter of a hollow-core nonmagnetic frame is magnetized with magnetic inserts. Display panels of corresponding shape and size are provided with a ferromagnetic material along their perimeter so that the display panels can be magnetically retained in position on the frame by magnetically coupling to the magnetic inserts through the nonmagnetic frame. In this manner, aesthetically pleasing seamless multi-panel displays can be created in various shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: T3 Expo, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Hugh Valentine, Christopher James Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8944261
    Abstract: A foodstuff drying enclosure particularly suited to aid in the drying of foodstuffs such as meat and fish is provided with a frame covered with a mesh net providing an open air structure on all sides. The mesh net comprises a zippered top opening which enabling access to the foodstuffs. The frame supports a horizontally removable mesh tray having openings which provide sufficient air flow to dry the food placed upon it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Ken Boonpakom, Pam Boonpakom
  • Patent number: 8905254
    Abstract: The invention provides a container which has an erect condition in which it defines a load space within which goods to be transported are receivable and a collapsed condition. The container is configured such that a plurality of like containers, when in their collapsed condition, are receivable in the container for transport together therewith. The container includes a pair of ends, at least one and preferably two sides, which, in the erect condition of the container extend between the ends and a base. The ends, the or each side and the base may be formed of elongate elements. Alternatively, the ends, sides and base may be clad such that the load space is partially or fully enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mechana CC
    Inventor: Simon John Joubert
  • Patent number: 8887928
    Abstract: A frame includes a first frame member that has a first opening at an end portion thereof; a second frame member that has a second opening at an end portion thereof; a first frame coupling member that comprises a first projection that fits into the first opening and a second projection that fits into the second opening; and a second frame coupling member that couples to the first frame coupling member, wherein: the first frame member and the second frame member are located so as to be sandwiched between the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member when the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member are coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hajime Murakami
  • Patent number: 8833711
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8807356
    Abstract: A product merchandising outpost system of the present invention is a versatile and adaptable system of construction that allows for the merchandising of virtually any product at retail. The finished product can be custom manufactured to specific size, finish, material and design. The display can be assembled in multiple configurations based on the merchandising requirements. The product can also be used with or without several optional components. The display consists of a square tube frame with pre-punched holes approximately every four inches along the top and bottom horizontal frame members. Multiple frames can be attached together to create several merchandising display configurations using manufactured connectors. Each frame is outfitted with a merchandising panel. A decorative or functional element, such as display headers and decorative fins may also be attached to the outside of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher P. Weigand, Anthony J. Santarelli, John J. Digney
  • Patent number: 8752716
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an export rack for shipping sheet-like articles. More specifically, the present invention is directed to an export rack that includes at least one support, a removable gate and at least one top restraint. The removable gate includes at least one wedge that is configured to secure sheet-like articles loaded in the export rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Gibson, Dennis Murphy