Cantilevered Arm Patents (Class 211/193)
  • Patent number: 10342333
    Abstract: A double-wide, drive in storage rack assembly for supporting loads on pallets including horizontal truss beams and stiffener panels at load-supporting levels constructed to increase the rigidity of the rack and/or minimize the amount of steel used in the rack. In some examples, the storage rack assembly includes mill-building bracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Steel King Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Arlin Dennis Keck
  • Patent number: 10186850
    Abstract: An electrical cable support system for use with large diameter, heavy electrical cables disposed in confined spaces includes as least one support structure-mounted stanchion coupled to a generally triangular support bracket adapted for receiving and supporting one or more electrical cables. The coupling between the stanchion and support bracket allows for pivoting displacement of the support bracket on the wall-mounted stanchion to accommodate movement of the cables during electrical load cycling. The support bracket includes a first upper generally horizontal linear arm adapted for receiving and supporting one or more electrical cables, a second lower, inclined arm having plural steps proceeding downward toward the stanchion to provide an increased space below the support bracket to accommodate increased numbers of electrical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRICAL MATERIALS COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy M. O'Regan, Timothy J. O'Regan
  • Patent number: 10003298
    Abstract: A cable tray and support system facilitates cable management in a solar energy collector system at reduced cost relative to previous cable tray and support systems. The cable tray and support system comprises cables trays, mounting brackets, and vertically-oriented piles. The mounting brackets are coupled to the cables trays and vertically-oriented piles. The mounting brackets include one or more stress relief features (e.g., notches) to allow the mounting bracket to provide cantilevered deflection in response to thermal expansion or contraction-of the cable tray. The cable tray and support system also provides a ground path from a cable tray, to the mounting bracket, to the pile, and then to the ground to dissipate transient voltages in the solar energy collection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares, Vicent Ripoll Agullo, Shannon Mark Bachart, Matthew Scott Lambert
  • Patent number: 9523174
    Abstract: A system for fastening a rail on a subsurface, includes a support plate having a contact surface, and at least one guide plate that is seated on said support plate and has a passage opening for a clamping element, which leads from the free top side thereof to the bottom side thereof. The clamping element is guided through the passage opening and is fixedly connected to the subsurface. A latching connection between the support plate and the guide plate is formed in the region of the passage opening by at least one latch arm. The latch arm engages through said passage opening and has a latch projection which interacts in an interlocking manner with a stop formed on said guide plate. A recess is molded into the circumferential surface delimiting said passage opening of said guide plate, in which recess the respectively associated latch arm is seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Vossloh-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Bosterling, Adrian Bednarczyk
  • Patent number: 9451836
    Abstract: A merchandising security system includes a support adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure and at least one product barrier movably mounted to the support. The at least one product barrier extends away from the support so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The product barrier is at least one of slidably mounted in relation to the support and pivotably mounted in relation to the support, wherein the product barrier includes first and second members which cooperate to retard a forward movement of an associated object supported on the first associated merchandising structure. At least one of the first and second members is mounted in relation to the support via a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Matthew Szpak, Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Matthew Grubbs, Robert Govia, James J. Kopco
  • Patent number: 9376146
    Abstract: A reinforced structure is disclosed which includes a structural component as well as a reinforcing part that is arranged in a cavity of the structural component. The reinforcing part can include a support part and a connection, the support part being arranged in the cavity such that a distance between the support part and the structural component at a position of the structural component with a higher probability of deforming under a force load from outside on the structural component is shorter than at a position of the structural component with a lower probability of deforming under a force load from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kraushaar
  • Patent number: 8998009
    Abstract: Provided is a wall assembly for goods display constituted by horizontal tracks fixed to a wall body and disposed in a lateral direction at equal intervals, vertical posts disposed on the horizontal tracks and disposed in a vertical direction at equal intervals, an interval adjustment unit configured to couple the vertical post with respect to the horizontal track to adjust an interval, an insert member inserted into the vertical post in the vertical direction, and an outer panel coupled to the vertical post. Accordingly, even when flatness of the wall body is bad, the wall assembly can be instructed and the flatness of the panel after construction can be appropriately maintained so that an appearance of a wall surface can be excellently finished. In addition, since removal and exchange of only a damaged panel are easy when the outer panel is damaged, construction and exchange can be easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Sung Kim, Kwang Suk Ko
  • Patent number: 8967402
    Abstract: A fixture for the presentation of goods having at least two frame legs fixed at a defined distance from one another, wherein first retaining means for fixing presentation fittings between the frame legs and second retaining means for fixing wall elements are arranged on the sides of the frame legs which face one another, wherein the wall elements can be fixed to the second retaining means by magnetic forces, and in each case rest against or border at least one presentation fitting and cover the area between the frame legs in such a way that the first retaining means and the second retaining means are not visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Mladen Pintur
  • Patent number: 8960612
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8925745
    Abstract: A shelf-type display module includes a carrier tray assembly including a carrier tray having a top, a bottom, a plurality of tracks and at least one light. The plurality of tracks protrude from the top of the carrier tray and the at least one light is mounted to the bottom of the carrier tray. An insert tray includes a main body having components for holding products for display and components for mating with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray. The components of the main body that mate with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray slide along the plurality of tracks from a right side to a left side of the carrier tray or from the left side to the right side of the carrier tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, William Y. Stafford, Erin L. Zobel, Timothy J. Martell, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 8893901
    Abstract: A merchandise pusher tray is provided. The merchandise pusher tray includes a base structure. The base structure is configurable for bar or shelf mounting. The base structure includes a pair of load bearing members for supporting a floor of the base structure. The merchandise pusher tray also includes at least one divider mounted to and adjustable in a first direction relative to the base structure. The merchandise pusher tray also includes a pusher mounted to and movable in a second direction relative to the base structure. A locking arm is provided for locking the pusher in a locked position and automatically unlocking the pusher from the locked position upon the exertion of an actuation force against the locking arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O. Nagel
  • Patent number: 8887929
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a tool caddy is removably mountable to a fixed portion of an automobile lift. The tool caddy is generally rigid, having a conical section and a cantilevered section. A U-shaped mounting bracket is adapted to be placed atop and/or around any fixed rectangular/square section of the lift. The conical section is shaped to accommodate an impact gun or other similarly sized and/or shaped tool. The cantilevered section has several portals disposed in a surface thereof for holding smaller tools. The tool caddy will secure in place, when it is A) wedged at least partially through the triangular opening of a truss, B) rested atop a rectangular portion of a beam of a truss, or C) slid along a beam until the top plate of the mounting bracket is wedged into a portion of the truss where the triangular section meets the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Erlenbach
  • Patent number: 8844736
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing permanent creases in articles of clothing such as pants, lined dress pants and shirt sleeves in which the stand has one or two legs connected to a vertical support which in turn is connected to a base. A garment support tray is affixed to the vertical support struts and the base. Each leg has a groove therein which is adapted to receive a V-shaped channel that is affixed preferably by adhesive material to the groove. The V-shaped channel is adapted to receive a preformed crease to an article of clothing therein so that an applicator can be guided along the garments inverted interior crease length depositing adhesive which after curing makes the crease permanent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Hangley
  • Patent number: 8800785
    Abstract: A merchandise display device includes a rear cross-bar, first and second side arms, a locking pin, and a front cross-bar that is interoperable with the locking pin to secure merchandise on the display device and to secure the display device to a vertical support member. The locking pin is carried by a side arm and movable between an extended position and a retracted position. When occupying the extended position, the locking pin is adapted to engage the vertical support member to secure the merchandise display device thereto. The front cross-bar is mounted to the first and second side arms and is movable between a locked position, engaging the locking pin to prevent the locking pin from being moved out of the extended position, and an unlocked position, spaced away from the locking pin to allow movement of the locking pin out of the extended position toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Midland Metal Products
    Inventor: Andrew Kalafut
  • Patent number: 8770417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage product carrier for a storage shelf having a plurality of carrier supports placed one above the other and at a distance from each other, which are disposed in pairs on opposite side walls of the storage shelf and which support the storage product carrier, comprising a base body that is surrounded by an edge wall. The storage product carrier has a support wall, which protrudes from the base body. Carrier arms are provided on the support wall, which protrude from the support wall, and on which sleeve-shaped storage products (36), particularly roller bushings, can be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hänel & Co.
    Inventor: Mathias Goltz
  • Patent number: 8733560
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8720702
    Abstract: A merchandise pusher tray is provided. The merchandise pusher tray includes a base structure. The base structure is configurable for bar or shelf mounting. The base structure includes a pair of load bearing members for supporting a floor of the base structure. The merchandise pusher tray also includes at least one divider mounted to and adjustable in a first direction relative to the base structure. The merchandise pusher tray also includes a pusher mounted to and movable in a second direction relative to the base structure. A locking arm is provided for locking the pusher in a locked position and automatically unlocking the pusher from the locked position upon the exertion of an actuation force against the locking arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O. Nagel
  • Patent number: 8640890
    Abstract: A bag rack system adapted to hang a bag by its handles in the open position. The bag rack system includes a pair of spaced mounts or brackets. Each bracket includes an arm releasably secured to a base. The base can be attached to a top, bottom, or vertical surface of an object while the arms are repositionable relative to the base to maintain a horizontal position. Each arm includes a cleating structure to maintain the bag in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. Schiller
  • Patent number: 8602227
    Abstract: A slatwall panel comprises a backboard and a slatwall channel attached to the backboard. The slatwall channel includes a longitudinal horizontal slot, and opposing longitudinal first and second grooves parallel to the slot. First and second substrates include edge portions disposed in the first and second grooves, respectively. The slot includes a rear wall, a bottom wall and a top wall forming a U-shaped groove. The bottom wall is slanted downwardly toward the rear wall; and the U-shaped groove is configured to receive a shelf wherein the top wall provides a stop to a top rear portion of the shelf and a front portion of the bottom wall provides support to a bottom rear portion of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Megawall, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Scott McDonald
  • Patent number: 8596590
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8584872
    Abstract: An adjustable folding utility tray for removable attachment to a tripod comprising a portable frame with attached collapsing or folding members is provided. The folding utility tray removably attaches to two legs of an easel or tripod. Once the device is positioned at the desired operational height, two slidingly attached arms are adjusted to engage and contact the easel or tripod legs. After use, the device is folded, or collapsed, into a compact size for transport or storage and removed from the easel or tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Denise Eiseman
  • Patent number: 8579127
    Abstract: Shelves and other load supporting panels are releasably mountable between pairs of uprights by sandwiching the rear ends of the panels between an upper, rear mounting bracket and a lower, forward mounting bracket at each end of the panels. Each pair of upper and lower mounting brackets are mounted to an upright so as to be in opposed facing relation to another pair of upper and lower mounting brackets or an adjacent upright. A protuberance on one mounting bracket of each pairs engages into a corresponding indentation on the panel to prevent the panel being inadvertently slid outwardly horizontally from its position cantilevered from between the uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Henry V. Dyck
  • Patent number: 8573412
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus includes a mounting frame, a product support portion, and a fastening element. The mounting frame has a mounting surface that is mounted to a shelf and at least two sidewalls that extend from the mounting surface. The product support portion is positioned between the side walls of the mounting frame and has a top surface at an angle to the mounting surface. The fastening element is attached to a bottom surface of the product support portion and is adapted to engage a second fastening element attached to a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Schwartz, Laura L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8550259
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8517186
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8444100
    Abstract: A retainer structure having excellent workability of attaching to and removing from a panel is obtained. In an approximately cylindrical retainer main body (22), a cap holding portion (26) for attaching a cap (18) which is an attached member, and a panel clamping piece (32) contacting a body panel (14) from a side opposite to a seal packing (20) so as to clamp the body panel (14) between the panel clamping piece and a flange portion (24), are formed. The cap holding portion (26) and the panel clamping piece (32) are formed at positions different in a circumferential direction of the retainer main body (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Takahashi, Yoshiki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8376151
    Abstract: A merchandising display for heavy and cumbersome products includes a rail that is supported by a display wall and arms attached to the rail. The arms are spaced from other arms to create columns and rows of retail product stock. The merchandising display further includes structure for providing indicia that assists a viewer to quickly and easily locate desired retail products and other complementary products. Customer accessible back-up inventory is provided behind the first retail product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Winston Products LLC
    Inventors: Winston Breeden, Thaddeus T. Brej
  • Patent number: 8333158
    Abstract: A shelving system includes shelves pivotally coupled to stanchions. The shelves are coupled to braces used to support the shelves in a working position. Further, the shelves include recesses for receiving the braces when the shelves are in a stored position. The shelves of the shelving system may be arranged such that all shelves may be moved from the working to stored position without interfering with an adjacent shelf. In one example, the shelves couple to the stanchions with spring loaded barrel bolts and rotate along a common bolt axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 8256628
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a product, a base, a tray insert, a template, and a placement clip. The base has a top surface forming a receptacle and includes a hanger assembly for securing the base to a shelving unit. The tray insert is secured into the receptacle formed in the top surface of the base. The tray insert has a plurality of slots spaced along a length of the insert. The template is received over the tray insert to cover the insert. The template has openings through the tray insert to selectively expose a desired subset of slots. The placement clip is secured through one of the openings in the template into a pair of the desired subset of slots. The placement clip acts to secure the template to the tray insert and is adapted to maintain the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: William Y. Stafford, Nick Quang Trinh, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 8215732
    Abstract: Provided are a refrigerator and a refrigerator shelf apparatus configured with a shelf detachably mounted to a drive unit, and the drive unit capable of driving the shelf upward and downward according to electronic controlling by a controller provided on the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeon Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8173902
    Abstract: A system for mounting conductors, such as electrical wires, optical fiber cables, conduits and the like, to the floor beams of an aircraft cabin floor, having: an elongate raceway a longitudinal routing rails spanning between adjacent pairs of floor beams, each routing rail having an interior channel for housing conductors; conductor cradle blocks disposed in the interior channel, each cradle block including a mounting cushion adapted to engage a bottom portion of said conductors; and rail support brackets, each rail support bracket removably clamped on at least one of: the top flange; the bottom flange; and the web of a beam and removably mounted to the rail ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Inflight Investments Inc.
    Inventor: George R. Smallhorn
  • Patent number: 8152115
    Abstract: An improved brewing stand enables ease of assembly, repeated assembly and disassembly allowing the brewing stand to be transported from one location to another location. The modular assembly enables a plurality of tiers to be positioned in an infinite number of vertical positions between a bottom of a mast and a top of the mast. A plurality of legs are removably attached to the bottom of the mast. Leveling devices are provided to maintain the mast in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: John Richard Blichmann
  • Patent number: 8087522
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a product, a base, a tray insert, a template, and a placement clip. The base has a top surface forming a receptacle and includes a hanger assembly for releasably securing the base to a shelving unit positioned in a retail environment. The tray insert is releasably secured into the receptacle formed in the top surface of the base. The tray insert has a plurality of slots spaced along a length of the tray insert. The template is received over the tray insert to cover the tray insert. The template has a plurality of openings through the tray insert to selectively expose a desired subset of slots. The placement clip is releasably secured through one of the openings in the template into a pair of the desired subset of slots. The placement clip acts to releasably secure the template to the tray insert and is adapted to maintain the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: William Y. Stafford, Nick Quang Trinh, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 8083077
    Abstract: A display device for displaying a number of samples. The display device may include a vertical member, a number of display cells with samples thereon positioned on the vertical member, and a number of hanging displays with samples thereon positioned on the vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Beaulieu Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny S. Wade, Johannes Bakker
  • Patent number: 8074815
    Abstract: A rack for use in an operating room during surgery to hold surgical instruments. The rack includes a vertical support (including an adjustable height portion); rack support braces; rack support arms; a base interface member; casters; a base; and lighted trays. The lighted trays radiate ultraviolet and/or visible light to provide visible light in low light conditions and/or to inhibit bacterial growth. The trays are detachably attachable from the rack support arms which helps the trays to be maintained in a sterile condition, even if the rest of the rack is not maintained in a sterile condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gerstner
  • Patent number: 8016137
    Abstract: A wall-mountable storage system, comprising a plurality of uprights having a mounting flange, an extending surface and a bracket interfacing flange, each upright having a plurality of openings spaced each of the mounting flange, the bracket interfacing flange and the extending surface for mounting the system to a wall, accepting passage of the brackets through the uprights, and mounting the brackets to the uprights, respectively. The configuration and load application of the system may increase the sheer component of loading on the system and decrease the bending moment component, thereby increasing the maximum load capacity of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Bruce Shaha
  • 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: 7810657
    Abstract: A product display unit (10) has a product support surface of selectively adjustable area. The unit comprises an attachment (13, 14) for securing to a support structure (15) and a cantilevered support member (11) extending from the attachment in a first length direction. A plurality of elongate support arms (23) extend lengthwise in a direction substantially perpendicular to said first length direction. Each support arm (23) is pivotably attached to the cantilevered support member for movement between a first position and a second position to vary the area of the product display unit available to support product. Each support arm may also be telescopically movable from the second position to a third position to further vary the product support area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Max Matthew Davison, Martin Cronje, Bevan Tilley, Melanie Lambrechts
  • Patent number: 7708156
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving storage system for use in industrial, commercial and home settings were available space is limited, the storage system having supports arms with a unique bracket for releasable attachment to side rail uprights whereby the support arms may be reversed for flat storage when not used. The system is provided in wall-mounted, floor mounted and mobile versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 7533777
    Abstract: Storage shelving includes at least two base elements consisting of an essentially horizontal base support and several storage grilles, whose side rails are arranged substantially vertically and whose grille bars run substantially perpendicular to the side rails. The storage grilles can be displaced about the longitudinal axis of the rails or about an axis lying parallel to the rails in different angular positions and the two or more base elements are rigidly and detachably interconnected. At least two storage grilles having side rails adjoin one another on each base support and either both or all side rails are fixed to a rod that projects essentially vertically from the base support, or one side rail is fixed to the base support and the second or additional side rail(s) is/are fixed to the first side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Josef Winkler
  • Patent number: 7490847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lightweight caster assembly and modular shelf system for use on an existing collapsible foldable cart with four wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Michael Dahl
  • Patent number: 7458744
    Abstract: A connector is provided for coupling a member or a shelf to a support oriented in a substantially vertical direction. The connector can have a first receiving space for receiving the support, and a second receiving space for receiving the cross brace or the shelf, and can have one or more projections extending into the first receiving space and into corresponding apertures in the support. The connector may have opposing lateral walls on opposite sides of the first and second receiving spaces. The first and second receiving spaces can be separated by another wall extending between and coupling the lateral walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 7440271
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is provided for securing a data storage device. The data storage device has two opposite side walls. Each side wall forms a pair of posts. The mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a bracket mounted in the chassis for accommodating the data storage device, and a latch member pivotally mounted to the bracket. A plurality of slots is defined in one side wall of the bracket for receiving the posts of the data storage device. The latch member includes a base. An elastic arm and a hook extend from the base. The elastic arm resists against the chassis to urge the hook partially covering one of the mounting slots for preventing a corresponding post received in the mounting slot disengaging therefrom. The latch member is being pressable to depress the elastic arm and remove the hook away from the mounting slot thereby release the corresponding post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Yu-Ming Xiao
  • Publication number: 20080023428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shelf system having stable shelf supports and a reduced profile when installed. The invention also allows various configurations to be achieved without the need of tools. A modular shelf unit according to an embodiment of the invention includes upright support and support brackets configured to attach to the back portion of each upright support. The support brackets may mimic the outer surface of the upright support. The support brackets may also comprise a clip, opening, or other structure configured to support or connect to an addition component, such as a garment rod. The shelves may include openings at either end configured to receive the upright supports. Various lengths and depths of shelves may be used, allowing for customization of the shelving unit or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 7314144
    Abstract: A shoe storage shelf assembly is suitable for mounting to an organizer system and has at least one storage shelf with a top side, an underside, a depth from front to back, and a width from side to side. The shelf is configured for use as a standard storage shelf in an organizer system. The assembly also has a pair of shelf support brackets each with a body having a rear end and an upward facing shelf support surface. The support surface is forwardly and downwardly inclined and has an upturned stop at a distal forward end. Connectors extend rearward from the rear end of the brackets and are configured to connect to uprights in an organizer system. The shelf can be inverted such that its top side rests on the shelf support surfaces with its front borne against the upturned stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stitchick, Anthony Marchetta, Radu Ghiorghie, Keith A. Pelfrey, Frazer Costa, Gina Rodi
  • Patent number: 7314143
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving storage system having support arms with a unique bracket for releasable attachment to side rail uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Thomas Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070241072
    Abstract: A shelving system comprises a plurality of vertical supports, one or more horizontal supports attached to a respective vertical support, and a shelving substrate attached to the horizontal supports. The horizontal supports can be adapted to extend from a folded or partially extended position to a fully extended, horizontal position and can comprise a proximal support arm attached to a vertical support and a distal support arm pivotally attached to the proximal support arm. To retain the proximal support arm and the distal support arm in the fully extended, horizontal position, the horizontal supports can comprise a catch assembly. The shelving substrate can be a textile material, such as a weft inserted, warp knit textile material comprising elastomeric yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: James C. Bryant, LeAnne Flack, Carroll R. Gilbert, Sterling R. Mensch, Anthony R. Waldrop, David E. Wilfong, Bernhard Zeiler, Wei Xiao
  • Patent number: 7178681
    Abstract: A display rack construction includes at least first and second grid assemblies in combination with a removable bracket assembly. The bracket assembly is designed to functionally join the grid assemblies and simultaneously act to support items for purposes of display. The combination of grid assemblies and bracket assembly provides a self-positioning display rack construction that is generally stable with respect to lateral movement of the individual grid assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: The Libman Company
    Inventor: Robert Libman
  • Patent number: 7128221
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly for displaying product. The shelves can be oriented in horizontally or in a forward sloping position with a simple adjustment. The shelves are generally rectangular and comprise upper and lower mounting pins located on each side of the shelf, extending downwardly from the rear edge of the shelf. The mounting pins are vertically spaced and slightly offset from one another. The mounting pins are used to mount the shelf on a support frame comprising a plurality of openings along the vertical members of the frame. The upper mounting pins are placed in first openings along the frame. The lower mounting pins are positionable either flush against the front surface of the vertical members to position the shelf in a horizontal orientation or inside second openings along the frame to position the shelf in a forward sloping orientaion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services LLC
    Inventor: Derek Metcalf
  • Patent number: 7104411
    Abstract: A system for detachable suspension of shelves (5), drawers or the like from essentially vertially positioned supporting elements (1) with slots or grooves (3). Plate-shaped brackets (4) are adapted to carry said shelves (5) and, by means of hook-shaped portions (7), are adapted to be inserted into a selected slot (3) for suspension of the brackets (4) from the supporting elements (1). The system also comprises a frame (14) which carries said shelves (5) and which can be detachably fastened to a pair of neighbouring brackets (4) by means of ears (20) which protrude from the frame (14) and which are inserted into L-shaped grooves (9) in the respective brackets (4). The frame (14) is locked onto the brackets (4) by means of locking elements (21) which protrude from the frame (14) and which are moved into engagement with the grooves (9), slots (25), indentations (26) or holes (27) in the brackets (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Elfa Sweden AB
    Inventors: Reine Magnusson, Peter Nilsson