Vertically Adjustable Patents (Class 211/190)
  • Patent number: 11440731
    Abstract: A horizontal support beam is provided with a vertical connection bracket, constructed to attach the horizontal beam to a vertical column of a storage rack system. The vertical connection bracket includes a plurality of protrusions positioned to eliminate some of the gaps that can exist between the bracket and column. The vertical connection bracket can be an L shaped angle bracket. An inside surface of the first arm can include a plurality of protrusions, which can be formed by pressing dimples into the first arm, to help ensure a tight, contacting fit between the inside surface of the first arm and the vertical column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10980345
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes a first bracket and a second bracket. The first bracket includes a first support segment, a second support segment, and a third support segment. The first support segment has an upper portion and a lower portion. The second support segment extends in a first direction from the upper portion of the first support segment. The third support segment extends in the first direction from a portion of the first support segment that is adjacent to the lower portion of the first support segment. The first to the third support segments jointly define a support passage. The first bracket is used to support an object. The second bracket is mounted in the support passage of the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Mei-Zuo Guo, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10920418
    Abstract: A modular wall includes a plurality of inter-connectable and interchangeable wall modules. At least one of the wall modules includes a recessed, extendable piece of furniture, such as a bed, desk, table, work surface or chair. When in a closed configuration, the furniture folds into or otherwise resides within a recessed pocket in the modular wall. When in the closed configuration, the outer surface of the furniture forms an exterior surface of the wall module; thereby, concealing the furniture seamlessly into the modular wall. The exterior surface can comprise one or more exterior interchangeable tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed, Colin V. Blehm, Gregory G. C. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10575636
    Abstract: A slide rail mechanism includes a rail, a first supporting member, and a second supporting member. Each of the first supporting member and the second supporting member can be displaced with respect to the rail. A first bracket is disposed at the first supporting member, and a second bracket is disposed at the second supporting member. The first bracket and the second bracket enable the rail to adapt to different pairs of posts of different post spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10321599
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for mounting server/switch chassis to a rack is provided. The mounting bracket includes a mounting flange, a member portion connected to a server/switch chassis, a pivoting mechanism connecting the member portion and the mounting flange, where the mounting flange pivots along the pivoting mechanism to move from a first side of the rack to a second side of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10292297
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly is configured to be detachably mounted to a first post and a second post by a first bracket and a bracket device. The bracket device includes a second bracket, a hook, and a locking element. The hook is connected to the second bracket. The locking element is operatively engaged with the second bracket for abutting against the hook in order to hold the hook at a close position relative to the second post. When the first bracket is detached from the first post, and the locking element is operatively disengaged from the second bracket, the locking element no longer abuts against the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Kai-Wen You, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10271648
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the positioning of a drawer within a cabinet. In particular, the cabinet assembly includes first and second adjustment strips, and third and fourth adjustment strips, coupled adjacent to a respective first and second side of the cabinet, with each adjustment strips including a plurality of slots aligned vertically. The cabinet assembly further includes a first track mount assembly adjustably mounted to each of the first and second adjustment strips along a first side of the cabinet, and a second track mount assembly adjustably mounted to each of the third and fourth adjustment strips along a second side of the cabinet. A drawer, including first and second drawer slide assemblies, is slidingly engaged to the first and second track mount assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NewAge Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitch Harder, Robert Vandenham
  • Patent number: 10159343
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a first bracket and a second bracket. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The first bracket is movably mounted to the first rail. The first bracket includes at least one first mounting member configured to be mounted to a first target object. The second bracket is movably mounted to one of the first bracket and the first rail. The second bracket includes at least one second mounting member configured to be mounted to a second target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10123452
    Abstract: A rack system includes a rack, a slide rail assembly and a chassis. The slide rail assembly is mounted to the rack. The chassis includes an upper part and a lower part. The upper part has an upper part width, and the lower part has a lower part width narrower than the upper part width. Wherein, the lower part is engaged with the slide rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10104800
    Abstract: A rail assembly for a storage rack that includes, in one aspect, a first rail member, a second rail member, and a nut assembly slidably mounted to the second rail member. The first rail member may include a first mounting aperture extending through a body of the first rail member and the second rail member may include a first mounting slot extending through a body of the second rail member for a predefined dimension along a longitudinal axis. The sliding nut assembly may be slidably mounted adjacent the first mounting slot to a longitudinal position aligned with the first mounting aperture such that a fastener may be received through the first mounting aperture and first mounting slot and threaded into the first nut assembly to lock the first and second rack members against relative movement and fix the rail assembly to the front and rear pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ramanan Sampath, Tina Vazirizad, Yefim Gelfond
  • Patent number: 10104799
    Abstract: A support system for a single person installation of a network element chassis in a rack with a plurality of posts includes a plurality of supporting “L” brackets each including a horizontal side adapted to support the network element chassis and a vertical side; a plurality of support mounting brackets each including two ends and each slidably connectable to the vertical side of a supporting “L” bracket based on positioning of the plurality of posts in the rack; and a plurality of rack mount brackets each connectable to one of the two ends and adapted to connect to holes in a post on the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Simon John Edward Shearman, Warren Odd Johnsen
  • Patent number: 10085561
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a rail element, a first bracket, an extension frame, a second bracket, a blocking element, and an elastic element. The first bracket is mounted to the rail element and configured to be mounted to a first post. The extension frame is movable relative to the rail element. The second bracket is mounted to the extension frame and configured to be mounted to a second post. The blocking element is movably connected to the second bracket. The elastic element is configured to provide an elastic force to hold the blocking element at a first position relative to the second bracket. When the extension frame is driven by the rail element to move along a direction, the extension frame pushes the blocking element to move from the first position to a second position, such that the second bracket is detachable from the second post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Kai-Wen You, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10086858
    Abstract: A dolly for transporting goods. The dolly includes a frame, a wheel assembly mounted on the frame, and a baseplate extending from the frame. The baseplate has a horizontal portion extending forward from the frame and a vertical portion extending upward from the horizontal portion. The dolly includes a handgrip attached to the frame for maneuvering the dolly and an upper support bar removably attached to and extending laterally across the frame at a pre-determined height above the baseplate. The upper support bar having a length greater than the width of the frame. The dolly includes a lower support bar removably attached to and extending laterally across the vertical portion of the baseplate. The lower support bar has a length greater than the width of the baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Green
  • Patent number: 9861197
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly adapted to mount an object to a rack includes first through third rails. The first rail is mounted to the rack. The second rail is movably connected to the first rail and includes a reinforcement structure having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The third rail is movably connected to the second rail. When the slide rail assembly is in a fully pulled out position, each of the second and third rails is at an extended position with respect to the first rail, the second rail is located between the first and third rails, and the first and second portions of the reinforcement structure correspond in position to the third and first rails respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9867308
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a bracket base, a supporting base, and a contact member. The second rail is movably connected to, and longitudinally displaceable relative to, the first rail. The bracket base is connected to the first rail. The supporting base is movably mounted to the bracket base. The contact member is fixedly attached to the second rail and has a contact portion. The supporting base has a first feature corresponding to the contact portion of the contact member. When the second rail is pulled out relative to the first rail, the supporting base is displaced by the contact member so as to support the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9848702
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a supporting member, and a second rail movably coupled to the first rail. The first rail defines a first channel. The supporting member includes a pair of supporting portions and a supporting wall that jointly define a supporting channel. The second rail corresponds to the first channel and the supporting channel. The supporting member is movable relative to the first rail from a first position to a second position, such that the second rail is supported by the supporting portions of the supporting member in the course of moving relative to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Shih-Yen Kao, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9642458
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a pedestal (10), provided with a first chute (11) extending along a first direction, a first limiting part being provided in the first chute (11); a bracket (20), detachably provided on the pedestal (10), wherein a slide block (21) is provided on the bracket (20), a limited part adapted to the first limiting part in shape is provided on the slide block (21), and the first limiting part and the limited part form a buckled structure so as to fix the bracket (20) on the pedestal (10) along a vertical direction; and a connecting arm (30), wherein a first end of the connecting arm (30) is provided on the bracket (20), and a mounting part (31) connected with a display screen is provided at a second end of the connecting arm (30). By the matching between the slide block (21) and the first chute (11), the first limiting part and the limited part form the buckled structure, so that the fixing device is reusable and convenient to assemble and disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LEYARD OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Wang, Longhu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9629276
    Abstract: A rail assembly for a storage rack that includes, in one aspect, a first rail member, a second rail member, and a nut assembly slidably mounted to the second rail member. The first rail member may include a first mounting aperture extending through a body of the first rail member and the second rail member may include a first mounting slot extending through a body of the second rail member for a predefined dimension along a longitudinal axis. The sliding nut assembly may be slidably mounted adjacent the first mounting slot to a longitudinal position aligned with the first mounting aperture such that a fastener may be received through the first mounting aperture and first mounting slot and threaded into the first nut assembly to lock the first and second rack members against relative movement and fix the rail assembly to the front and rear pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ramanan Sampath, Tina Vazirizad, Yefim Gelfond
  • Patent number: 9545153
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a rail and a reinforcing member. The rail includes an upper wall, a lower wall and a longitudinal wall connected between the upper wall and the lower wall. The reinforcing member is attached to the rail and includes an upper wall, a lower wall and a middle wall connected between the upper wall and the lower wall of the reinforcing member. The upper wall and the lower wall of the reinforcing member correspond to the upper wall and the lower wall of the rail respectively. The middle wall of the reinforcing member corresponds to the longitudinal wall of the rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chiang-Hsueh Fang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9345165
    Abstract: A system for providing computing resources includes a mounting bar and one or more computing devices supported on the mounting bar. The computing devices are coupled to the mounting bar such that the computing devices can slide along the mounting bar from one position to another while the computing devices remains in service and installed on the mounting bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Phillips, Peter George Ross, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 9192251
    Abstract: A fixture has a front frame with a front, a side and a back, wherein the side extends from the front to the back. A side panel holder is mounted next to the front frame such that a wall of the side panel holder covers the back of the front frame proximate an edge where the back of the front frame meets the side of the front frame. A side panel is positioned within the side panel holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, Douglas Stukenborg, Robert Charles Wenger
  • Patent number: 9179774
    Abstract: A shelving system having a top, bottom and intermediate shelves mounted on vertical supports. The intermediate shelves are mounted on adjustable brackets that permit individual removal of the intermediate shelves without disturbing the top and bottom shelves. The adjustable brackets comprise at one end a pin that is adapted to be inserted into a series of apertures formed along the length of each support. Opposite the pin, a mounting member is sized and shaped to receive a corner of each shelf. A stop is formed on the bracket between the pins and mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SPG INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Kessell, Douglas R. Dean, Gene B. Kartchner
  • Patent number: 9169960
    Abstract: A height adjustable stand (1) comprises a base (3) for arrangement on a floor (5), at least a first base beam (6) and a second base beam (8). The stand comprises a movable structure (12) which is movable along the base beams (6, 8) and which is arranged between a front plane and a back plane. The stand (1) comprises at least a first front plate (13) which is arranged with a first and second vertical slit (14) between the front plate (13) and the first and second base beam (6, 8), respectively, a mount (2) arranged on the outside of the front plate (13) and connected to the movable structure (12), and a first and second connecting means (18, 19) arranged through the first and second slit (14), respectively, wherein each connecting means (18) is connected to the movable structure (19) and the mount (2), which mount (2) is arranged to receive the projector screen or the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SMS Smart Media Solutions AB
    Inventors: Jonas Håkansson, Petter Åstradsson
  • Publication number: 20150060384
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a shelf display including a main body having a front side and a backside, a plurality of shelves coupled to the front side of the main body and adapted to support merchandise and a back support attached to the backside of the main body and extending from the backside of the main body. The display fixture also includes a rack display including a frame having at least one substantially vertical member located on a first side of the rack display, at least one substantially vertical member located on a second side of the rack display and at least one arm coupled to the frame to support hanging merchandise. A plurality of fasteners secure the at least one substantially vertical member to the back support of the shelf display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8881452
    Abstract: A device for a tomato plant having tomatoes and a vine and replaceably supporting from four orthogonal directions and from varying heights relocation of the tomatoes of the tomato plant from lower elevations to higher elevations as the tomato plant grows. The device includes uprights, cross members, and supports. The uprights are held together by the cross members. The supports are operatively and replaceably connected to the uprights, and replaceably support from the four orthogonal directions and from the varying heights the relocation of the tomatoes of the tomato plant from the lower elevations to the higher elevations as the tomato plant grows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas W. Pacholyk, Jill M. Pacholyk
  • Patent number: 8851300
    Abstract: A roll-out shelving storage rack system includes a frame coupled with a shelf member. The shelf member includes a base support, a shelf support tray, a shelf, and a driver. The base support mounts to the frame, and the shelf support tray engages the base support and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The shelf engages the shelf support tray and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The driver is coupled to the base support and the shelf. Activation of the driver moves the shelf from its retracted position to its extended position. Further, when the shelf reaches its fully extended position, the shelf support tray moves from its retracted position to its extended position. The extension of the shelf support tray substantially and completely extends the shelf outside of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Dykstra
  • Patent number: 8640893
    Abstract: A shelving system having a top, bottom and intermediate shelves mounted on vertical supports. The intermediate shelves are mounted on adjustable brackets that permit individual removal of the intermediate shelves without disturbing the top and bottom shelves. The adjustable brackets comprise at one end a pin that is adapted to be inserted into a series of apertures formed along the length of each support. Opposite the pin, a mounting member is sized and shaped to receive a corner of each shelf. A stop is formed on the bracket between the pins and mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: SPG International LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Kessell, Douglas R. Dean, Gene B. Kartchner
  • Patent number: 8584873
    Abstract: The present application provides a modular racking system for use with a number of products. The modular racking system may include a number of support members and a number of shelves. The shelves may include a number of locking sections with a tapered cutout sized for one of the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Brett Horn, Erika Gomez
  • Patent number: 8561820
    Abstract: A shelving system (10) with height adjustable shelves is described, with reference to a portable trolley with shelves for holding medical equipment, although it is also applicable to portable and stationary shelving systems for many uses. The shelving system (10) comprises at least one shelf (18), at least one support (14) and at least one locating bracket (36) for locating the shelf (18) on the support (14). The locating bracket (36) includes at least two engagement members (38) engageable with the support (14), and locking means (40) to lock the locating bracket (36) and the shelf (18) to the support (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kitt, Max Wehebrink, Duncan Fitzsimons
  • Patent number: 8498778
    Abstract: A turn signal control system for use with a right turn signal and a left turn signal of a motor vehicle and a vehicle navigation system is provided. The turn signal system includes a processor configured to be operably coupled to the vehicle navigation system. The processor is configured to receive map data and route data from the vehicle navigation system. The processor is configured to determine a turn zone of the vehicle based on a set of criteria. A turn signal controller is operably coupled to the processor and configured to activate one of the right and left turn signals when the vehicle is in the turn zone. A method of controlling a right and left turn signal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Shafer Seymour, Robert Gee
  • Patent number: 8490800
    Abstract: A gravity feed product display rack. In one embodiment the display rack has a support frame and at least one shelf. The at least one shelf has a floor, a front side, and at least one edge side, all integrally made. The shelf further has a hinge coupled to at least one edge side of the shelf via an affixing device. The hinge has a first stable position corresponding to a loading position and a second stable position corresponding to a displaying position. The shelf can be adjusted between the loading and displaying positions by adjusting the shelf relative to the affixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sabritas, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventor: Maria Alejandra Noble Colin
  • Patent number: 8443992
    Abstract: A storage rack system is provided that includes an improved cross bar attachment to create the framing for storage shelves. The cross bars are locked or secured against undesired movement and rolling to create a shelf that properly supports loads. The cross bars extend between the deck beams such that flanges at the ends thereof overlap the top of the deck beams. The flanges include a tab that extends downwardly to engage with an opening on the top of the deck beams. The lateral support further includes a stabilizer that is fastened to the side wall of the deck beams to prevent rolling or dislodgement of either member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Whalen Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. a California corporation
    Inventors: Alan Lawson, Steve Painter
  • Patent number: 8297453
    Abstract: A platform assembly can be used in a motor vehicle, such as a truck, to support a person or objects. The platform assembly can have a frame with pivotal attachments to allow the frame to be at least partially collapsible. The platform can pivotally and removably attach to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Miller, Andrew J. Krum, Bradley S. Kallaher
  • Publication number: 20120085721
    Abstract: A highly modular and adjustable shelving system, for household articles and other objects, supported by vibration isolating and noise suppressing, soft and non-slippery padding. The shelving system is comprised of at least one frame element and at least one removable support element or any combination of these components. The modular design provides for quick assembly, easy customization and disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Drobot Michael J., Adam Balogh
  • Patent number: 8113758
    Abstract: A storage rack comprises a plurality of slacked supporting ledges each spaced away from each other arranged in pairs on facing sidewalls for receiving plate-type carriers for stored articles. Storage and retrieval of the carriers in the storage rack is provided by a transport device. The supporting ledges are a snaked press fit in the sheet metal of the sidewalls and the sidewalls are secured to upright rack stanchions. To define a storage rack ensuring exact positioning of the supporting ledges, it is proposed that the rack stanchions comprise horizontally protruding pegs engaging cavities in the supporting ledges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hanel GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl-Bruno Hanel
  • Patent number: 8109687
    Abstract: A telescopic adjusting mechanism includes: an outer tube having a positioning unit; an inner tube having a hole and displaceable relative to the outer tube along a longitudinal axis; a locking unit displaceable along with the inner tube, and including a locking member movable along a transverse axis between a locking position, where the locking member extends through the hole to engage the positioning unit, and an unlocking position, where the locking member is disengaged from the positioning unit, and a biasing member biasing the locking member to the locking position, the locking unit being formed with an engaging member; a restraining member engaging releasably the engaging member when the locking member is at the unlocking position to prevent the locking unit from hindering retraction of the inner tube into the outer tube; and a drive unit operable to move the locking member from the locking position to the unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Silitek Electronic (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Da-Hui Xu, Hong-Ying Li
  • Patent number: 8091440
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-destructive test apparatus which can be applied not only to a structure in dry conditions but also to a structure constructed under water or in a location to which it is difficult for a worker to gain access. The non-destructive test apparatus includes a support frame which is disposed adjacent to the target structure and has a vertical guide rail, and a vacuum box which moves upwards or downwards along the guide rail of the support frame. The vacuum box is attached to the target structure and creates a vacuum therein. The non-destructive test apparatus further includes a hoist which is provided on the upper end of the support frame to move the vacuum box upwards or downwards, a fastening unit which fastens the support frame and the vacuum box to the target structure, and a vacuum pump which creates a vacuum in the vacuum box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Kuk Kim
  • Patent number: 8061539
    Abstract: A storage system is provided including fixed and mobile frames disposed in modules forming the storage system. Each module also includes one or more mounting rails formed with engagement structures that can be utilized to attach storage bins and slat wall pegs, among other structures, to the rails in order to hold various items within the bins and rails in various configurations on the rails. The rails and other supporting structures such as shelves and work surfaces can also be secured to the frames, optionally in inclined configurations with respect to the frames. The frame structures and storage modules are readily conformable to accommodate different environments and uses for the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Punzel, Matthew A. Tourdot, Michelle M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8028846
    Abstract: Assembly of a structurally sound modular shelving system includes forming an H-shaped base structure, or otherwise-shaped base structure, by releasably hooking a tie beam into a first base piece and a second base piece. A first column member is slid into the first base piece by sliding an insert tab at an end of an elongate body of the first column into a vertical passage through the first base piece. A second column member is similarly slid into a second base piece. A header member is releasably hooked into the first and second columns, the header member extending substantially horizontally between the first and second columns and substantially perpendicularly to the first and second base pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Peota, Robert D. Yoder, Andrew A. Enyart, Mark A. Campbell, Steven C. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110114586
    Abstract: A collapsible rack device is disclosed having an assembled structure designed to hang multiple articles, such as clothing and towels, on a beach or other ground surface, the structure being capable of manual disassembly and storage into a self-contained unit. The present device includes a hollow rectangular housing member having a removable cap member at the top end thereof and a similarly rectangular inner sleeve longitudinally contained within the housing member and fitted to slide therethrough. The inner sleeve is further formed to hold a plurality of arm members lengthwise within separate compartment chambers, the arm members being configured respectively to engage the top of the inner sleeve for providing hanging support of the articles and further to engage the bottom of the housing member for standing support of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Richard S. Guzy
  • Patent number: 7815202
    Abstract: An improved utility cart for use in auto body repair facilities. The cart includes an upright frame from which one or more shelf or basket members extend generally horizontally. Extensions on the spaced apart legs of the cart include at least two elongate upright posts which are spaced apart sufficiently to receive a thin auto body part such as a hood panel or windshield. Elongate support arms may be attached to the upright members of the frame by inserting tabs of the arms into slots in the upright members. The shelf and basket members are supported on a pair of side brackets which have tabs which are received in slots in the upright members. The legs may be adjusted from a parallel position to one which has the legs diverging. The legs are supported by casters mounted at the ends of the legs and at the ends of the leg extensions. A small parts drawer may be carried in a drawer support which can be suspended from either a shelf or a basket member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Collision Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Richards, Don G. Kobriger
  • Patent number: 7798339
    Abstract: In general, this invention is directed to a rail and slider system having residential and commercial organizational applications. In one aspect, the system comprises at least one rail and a slider mounted on the rail for sliding movement along the rail. The rail and slider have teeth which releasably engage with one another for locking the slider at selected positions along the rail. A spring device on the slider urges the slider toward a locked position. The slider is manually movable against the urging of the spring device from its locked position to an unlocked position in which the teeth on the arms and the tracks are disengaged to permit sliding movement of the slider along the rail to a different selected position. Various items can be attached to the slider, e.g., a funnel-shaped holder and shelf bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Funnel Fits L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Brooks, Gregory A. Wirtel
  • Patent number: 7784626
    Abstract: A wall hanging system is comprised of a rigid straight load support strip securable in a horizontal position on a wall surface. The load support strip has a holding flange formed integral therewith and bent obliquely upward and outward. Two or more straight suspension rails, each having an attaching slot at upper end portion thereof extending transversely from a rear face thereof. The slot is configured to receive the holding flange there across whereby to hang the suspension rail from the load support strip at a desired location therealong. The suspension rail has a straight front central slot and a recessed connector bar spaced inwardly of an open front end of the slot for removable sercurement of article support connectors thereto. The connector bar is concealed inside the central slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Alain Jacques, Annie Ducharme, Patrice Fallu
  • Patent number: 7686173
    Abstract: A modular shelving system including a number of separate, selectively inter-connectable pieces, and methods of assembling such a shelving system. The selectively inter-connectable pieces of the shelving system include vertical supports columns, cap shelves for attachment thereto, hanging rods, and adjustable shelves and drawers and selectively placeable support elements for supporting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Solar Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Robinson, J. Derrick Dry, Bart Majors
  • Publication number: 20090178983
    Abstract: Field-adjustable rack systems for mounting communications equipment are disclosed, including an adjustable communications equipment rack where the rack is adjustable from a floor mounted configuration to a wall mounted configuration, and the overall width of the rack may be varied by adjusting the base and the top in a plurality of different configurations. Also, height adjustment to the communications equipment rack is disclosed where the height of the rack may be adjusted without removal of the existing mounted equipment from the rack. Height adjustments are made by coupling a plurality of extensions to the vertical side rails of the rack, to arrive at the rack height desired. Methods are described for field adjusting communications equipment racks into various configurations, including floor mounted configurations and wall mounted configurations in a plurality of widths and heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Green, Marcus L. Melane, Thomas W. Potter, Bob Bromiley, Derrick Thomas, Steven M. Holland, Steven J. Oliver, F. D. Patterson, JR., Matthew David LaBove
  • Publication number: 20090145870
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus may permit the propagation and distribution of plants, or merely storage and/or shipment of items, in a space efficient manner. Individual apparatus may be stacked in a rack system. Space between individual stacked apparatus may be varied to accommodate plants of various sizes and permit varying degrees of air flow. Individual apparatus may be collapsed into smaller units without removable hardware and with all components remaining connected at all times. Apparatus may be delivered in a fully assembled stated and returned in a state of reduced size, minimizing transportation costs and efficiently utilizing transportation resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Randall E. Tagawa, Richard D. Henwood
  • Patent number: 7533948
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf system for food equipment includes at least two front brackets, each having a base and a support member extending from the base. The support member has an outer edge and a series of vertically spaced notches. The front brackets are mounted such that the notched support surfaces extend substantially toward each other in a direction generally parallel with a vertical plane that intersects both of the front brackets. A shelf is supported by the front brackets, with extensions extending outwardly from the sides of the shelf. The front of the shelf can be lifted, allowing the shelf to be moved laterally to a position in which the back of the shelf is no longer supported by back support surfaces and the extensions are clear of the notches in the front brackets, thereby allowing the shelf to be moved vertically to a different height while being held horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy S. Smith, Moe H. Majordy, Bryan T. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7529097
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Rackable Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Patent number: 7506772
    Abstract: A wall-mount rack includes at least two vertical posts, at least two hangers, and at least one container. Each of the vertical posts is provided on two lateral sides with one longitudinal row of holes each. The hangers are hooked to two corresponding holes at the same level on two opposite inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts. The container is hung on the two hangers and thereby stably mounted on and between the two vertical posts. The container may be a box-type container to define a receiving space therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Protrend Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Chen