Vertically Patents (Class 211/207)
  • Patent number: 11396399
    Abstract: A fixation member comprises a support structure comprising a top surface; a first L-shaped projection extending from the top surface of the support structure; a second L-shaped projection extending from the top surface of the support structure; the first L-shaped projection and the second L-shaped projection each comprising a base surface and a side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Elisabet Amoros, Josep Abella Viviancos, Carlos Fernando Caldas, Laura Sofia Sardi
  • Patent number: 10611391
    Abstract: A mobile support system for a medical device having an arm with a base includes a body comprising a housing having a top surface, a first end and a second end and a carriage positioned within the housing. The mobile support system further includes a mechanism coupled to the carriage and configured to cause movement of the carriage, a set of wheels coupled to the housing and a support arm coupled to the carriage and extending vertically upward from the top surface of the housing. The support arm is configured to support the arm of the medical device. The mobile support system also includes a mounting block coupled to the carriage proximate to the support arm, the mounting block configured to couple with the base of the arm of the medical device, a first rail detect guide located on the top surface at the second end of the housing and a second rail detect guide located on the top surface at the second end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Klem, Gordon Row, Genevieve R. K. Laing, Christopher O. Evans, Anthony Clegg Parker
  • Patent number: 9993067
    Abstract: A length-adjustable foot support for a table and table support base having a housing with a longitudinal axis and an extension member that is movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the housing from a first position defining a first, shortest length of the length-adjustable foot support, to a second position defining a second length of the length-adjustable foot support that is longer than the first, shortest length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Lu
  • Publication number: 20150048042
    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: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BEHR PROCESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael E. Alarcon, Gregory James Warren
  • Publication number: 20140311999
    Abstract: An adjustable pole caddy includes an elongated pole, a shelf including a generally planar surface for supporting at least one object thereon, a clamp having a first aperture and a second aperture, and a fastener extending through the first aperture of the clamp. The second aperture extends around at least a portion of an outer periphery of the pole. In a locked position of the fastener and clamp, an end portion of the fastener engages the pole and at least a portion of the shelf removably engages at least a portion of the clamp. The clamp is secured to the pole and the shelf is secured to the clamp. In a released position of the fastener and clamp, the end portion of the fastener does not engage the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin G. LINDO, Joseph VACCARO, Kaveh DIDEHVAR
  • Publication number: 20140259831
    Abstract: A convertible fixture includes a support structure and a vertical extender. The support structure includes a pair of vertical supports, each defining an open top end. The vertical extender is adjustably coupled with the support structure and includes side arms and a middle bar. The side arms extend substantially parallel to each other and each defines a top end. Each side arm is formed with a single closed shape cross section and is slidably received within a different vertical support of the pair of vertical supports. The middle bar extends between the side arms and includes two substantially parallel rails defining an elongated slot between the substantially parallel rails. The elongated slot extends along a majority of a length of the middle bar. The side arms and the middle bar are formed as a single, unitary component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott DENBY, Joseph R. STUKENBERG, Timothy James MARTELL, Daniel Joseph Noll
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140109474
    Abstract: An adjustable plant support assembly is provided which can be quickly and easily assembled with no tools at all. When disassembled it can be stored in a minimum space, and since there are very few different components it can be manufactured in a simple manner. A plurality of vertical support posts are disposed at the corners of a polygon, e.g. four support posts are disposed at the corners of a rectangle. A plurality of support rods horizontally interconnect the support posts with apertures at the corner angles of the intersecting rods to provide horizontal support. The interconnecting rods can be moved up and down vertically along the vertical support posts to provide the appropriate height to support the plant. The horizontally interconnecting rods can be secured in place by a screw or other fastening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Richard Reed, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140014608
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is provided that can be used with off the shelf steel tubing to make sturdy and secure frames securing for heavy equipment to a floor or other structure. Different sizes and shapes of frames are easily made by cutting the steel tubing to different lengths and assembling frames using the cut tubing and brackets. The mounting bracket includes two pairs of sidewalls respectively defining first and second channels set at an angle to one another. The mounting bracket further includes a base protrusion and may be configured such that the first and second channels receive a standard tubular member and the base protrusion fits into an end of the tubular member. The mounting bracket may also include a flange that is integral or part of a mounting bracket assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Karl Peter Brandstrom
  • Patent number: 8602367
    Abstract: A supporting bracket for a monitor device includes a stand and a controlling structure. The stand comprises a shank. The controlling structure comprising an installation member, a blocking member, a clamping member, a resilient member and a controlling member. The installation member comprises an installation portion in which an installation hole is defined. The blocking member is engaged in the installation hole. The clamping member is installed on the blocking member and against the shank. The resilient member is sandwiched between the installation portion and the clamping member. The controlling member installed in the installation member. The controlling member is rotatable relative to the installation member to modulate a friction between the shank and the clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang-Chin Wang, Yun-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 8602366
    Abstract: A supporting bracket for a monitor includes a stand and a control structure. The stand comprises a pole. The control structure comprises a installation member, a clamping member, a resilient member and a control member. The installation member comprises an installation portion in which an installation hole is defined. The clamping member is engaged in the installation hole and against the pole. The resilient member is sandwiched between the inside wall of the installation portion and the clamping member. The control member is installed in the installation member. The control member is rotatable relative to the installation member to modulate a friction between the pole and the clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Liang-Chin Wang, Gang Su, Ling-Xin Zeng, Zhong-Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 8458922
    Abstract: A hygienic razor blade dryer is provided that comprises a housing having an interior, a razor blade holder disposed within the interior that is adapted to receive a razor blade, a dryer for drying a razor blade received in the razor blade holder, and a vacuum for evacuating the air within the interior to prevent moisture buildup in the air and on the razor blade and to inhibit oxidation on the blade surfaces. A sanitizer may also be provided to sanitize the razor blade before, during or after the dryer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Toilettree Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Parisi, Gary Parisi, Paul Parisi
  • Patent number: 8163103
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided in which heights of basket(s) of a rack assembly may be easily changed. The dishwasher may include a frame configured to be inserted into and withdraw from a washing tub and plurality of basket positioning device configured to receive and support basket(s) at different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gap Su Shin, Nung Seo Park, Yong Jin Choi, Young Hwan Park, Jae Won Chang
  • Patent number: 8156693
    Abstract: A wildlife deterrent for a utility support structure member between two conductors includes a bracket for attachment to the supporting member, a center support piece with a variable height arm connector, and two adjustable arms pivotally attached to the arm connector. No tools are required for the adjustments or attachments. Since the effective lengths of the support and arms are adjustable, either by elongation or using different length parts, the same angle of the arms can be achieved no matter what the separation between the conductors, and the gap between the arms and the conductor can be optimal for both deterrence and flashover prevention. The different pieces forming the deterrent can be selected by the lineman to quickly build an optimal deterrent in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Eco Electrical Systems
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110284484
    Abstract: A device includes a cam-lock assembly located at an end of an inner tube inserted into an outer tube. The inner tube and the outer tube slide with respect to one another to adjust an overall length when the cam-lock assembly is in a released position, and rotation of one of the inner tube and the outer tube engages the cam-lock assembly such that the inner tube and the outer tube are fixed at a particular length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Ching-Chang Lin, Tung Shih
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110192871
    Abstract: A loading and unloading station, comprising: a frame, on top of which a cassette intended for the carrying and storage of loads can be placed; at least two supporting arms connected to the frame in a pivotable manner so that the supporting arms can pivot around substantially horizontal pivot axes to a substantially horizontal position, in which the supporting arms are placed under the cassette, and to a substantially vertical position, in which the supporting arms extend through the cassette; at least one supporting beam, on top of which the load can be placed and to which said at least two supporting arms are connected in a movable manner; and said supporting arms are fitted both to lift the supporting beam from below the cassette through the cassette above the cassette, and to lower the supporting beam back under the cassette; and said supporting arms are further fitted to keep the supporting beam substantially horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: FASTEMS OY AB
    Inventors: Jani M. Malvisalo, Tero T. Vartiainen
  • Patent number: 7975860
    Abstract: A rack for supporting electronic devices and modules with adjustable rails. The rack has a vertical wall with a set of holes at various elevations, each set of holes including at least a proximal hole evenly spaced apart from a distal hole. A longitudinally-extending rail has a set of clips for selectively securing the rail to the vertical wall, wherein the set of clips includes at least a proximal clip selectively receivable in the proximal hole at a selected elevation for supporting a proximal end of the rail and a distal clip selectively receivable in the distal hole at the selected elevation for supporting a distal end of the rail. The system may include a second rail for securing to an opposing vertical wall of the rack to form a shelf or bay for an electronic device. Each rail may be latched in place and can be selectively installed and removed without use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Klaus Dittus, Eric Alan Eckberg, Michael Sven Miller, Stephen Peter Mroz, Scott Alan Shurson, John Joseph Struble, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7832570
    Abstract: Shelving construction for customizing shelves used on interior walls of homes, offices or other buildings is described. Longitudinal members are first attached to a vertical interior wall for receiving shelf arms which are adjustably attached therealong. The longitudinal members are covered with a wood veneer and the shelf arms are then inserted into box-like wooden shelves which provide an all-wood appearance. The shelving construction can be easily modified by adding to the existing configuration. Each longitudinal member includes a series of grooves for receiving threaded plates which rotate for releasable engagement with the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Margaret M. Reynolds
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100155351
    Abstract: It is a principal object of the invention to provide a hanging device with sufficient support, functionality and simplicity to fulfill many designer residential and/or commercial functions. The hanging device of the invention is compact and has a reinforced structure, thereby taking into account both esthetic and practical aspects. Additionally the hanging device also provides designer uses. According to one aspect of the invention, the hanging device comprises two vertical support members, a hanging rod, a horizontal support rod, and footings. The two footings contain rubber pads on the under side that has contact with the flooring. The footings are welded to the vertical support rod, which is mitered and welded to the hanging rod and horizontal support rod. According to another aspect of the invention, the above hanging device can include a secondary horizontal support rod for additional support and hanging space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Ana Maria Torres
  • Publication number: 20090261051
    Abstract: A rack for supporting electronic devices and modules with adjustable rails. The rack has a vertical wall with a set of holes at various elevations, each set of holes including at least a proximal hole evenly spaced apart from a distal hole. A longitudinally-extending rail has a set of clips for selectively securing the rail to the vertical wall, wherein the set of clips includes at least a proximal clip selectively receivable in the proximal hole at a selected elevation for supporting a proximal end of the rail and a distal clip selectively receivable in the distal hole at the selected elevation for supporting a distal end of the rail. The system may include a second rail for securing to an opposing vertical wall of the rack to form a shelf or bay for an electronic device. Each rail may be latched in place and can be selectively installed and removed without use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl Klaus Dittus, Eric Alan Eckberg, Michael Sven Miller, Stephen Peter Mroz, Scott Alan Shurson, John Joseph Struble, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090188876
    Abstract: A stand for a surfboard includes an upper member and a lower member. The upper member is comprised of at least two members. The lower member is comprised of a first distal end and a second distal end. The upper member is connected with the lower member at the first distal end of the lower member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: William Erwin
  • Publication number: 20090184073
    Abstract: A clothes hanging stand device mainly has a pair of vertical stand oppositely facing with each other, several frames connecting the pair of vertical stand and a shelf stand set up in the hanging space formed by the pair of vertical stand. The expansion or contraction of the shelf stand can provide an enlarged two-level hanging space, or a full height hanging space for apparel. Furthermore, the hanging space can be further expanded to the outside of the pair of the vertical stand by the extending of an extending rod of the horizontal oriented frame. Quick assembling and disassembling among the components can be achieved. Additionally, the whole device after collapse takes little volume space for easy store-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Kuang-Huan Fu
    Inventor: Ching-Chen Lu
  • Patent number: 7562897
    Abstract: A collapsible transport cart includes a bottom wall with a planar top surface, and a plurality of apertures formed in opposed corners thereof. First and second axially opposed walls are attached to the bottom wall, and third and fourth walls are attached to opposed longitudinal edges thereof. A plurality of brackets is removably mated with top edges of the walls such that a rectangular cavity is defined within an interior perimeter thereof. A plurality of shelves and caster assemblies is adjustably mated to the bottom wall. A mechanism adjustably and removably supports the shelves within the cavity such that the shelves remain statically nested within the cavity when the walls are biased to a horizontal and open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventors: Arnold Sherman, Lindy Sherman
  • Publication number: 20090166303
    Abstract: A shoe rack includes a support plate and a partition having one end connected to one end of the support plate. The support plate with the connected partition are placed into a shoe cabinet for vertically dividing the space in the shoe cabinet into two layers for piling one pair of shoes on one set of the support plate and the partition for adequately using the space in the shoe cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Hsiao-Hung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20090139944
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for a vertical member-mounted hanging device including a support and an arresting component. Both the support and the arresting component are configured to frictionally engage the vertical member. The support and the arresting component are further configured to frictionally engage each other. The arresting component helps prevent the support from succumbing to the force of gravity or another outside force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Errol Drew, Philip J. Karl
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7481323
    Abstract: A rack for hingedly mounting at least one door has a lower mounting plate and an upper mounting plate which are jointed by a central, telescoping support shaft. A plurality of mounting apertures are formed, equally distanced from the center of each of the upper and lower mounting plates which receive the pins of upper and lower attachment brackets which are attached to the upper and lower surface of each door to be mounted. When mounted, each door may be pivoted about the upper and lower attachment brackets so it may be painted on each of its two sides without interfering with any other door mounted on the rack. The rack may be adjusted to receive over height doors, as well as standard doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Roy Fisher
  • Publication number: 20080272072
    Abstract: A height adjustment mechanism for a dish rack of a dishwasher is provided, having an attachment channel for attaching the dish rack to the dishwasher. A wheel assembly slideably engages the attachment channel at first and second spaced apart locations. The wheel assembly includes engagement features corresponding to a plurality of dish rack heights. A rack mounting assembly is attached to the dish rack and slideably attached to the wheel assembly. A lever is pivotably engaged relative to the rack mounting assembly and is configured to selectively engage one of the engagement features. A biasing element is configured to urge the lever into selective engagement with the engagement features, and the rack mounting assembly may be moved from a first to a second dish rack height position by applying a force to the rack mounting assembly generally perpendicular to the attachment channel. An associated method and system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: RONALD GENE TYNES, CHRISTOPHER EDWARD WHEAT, TOMMY DEAN BRINDLE
  • Publication number: 20080245755
    Abstract: The modular garage storage system includes a geared retraction system that allows a storage platform of the modular garage storage system to be lowered for easy access to loading and loading the storage platform, and that allows the storage platform to be raised up to be completely out of the way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7424893
    Abstract: A dishwasher is disclosed, by which an installation height of a rack is adjusted inside a washing chamber and in which the installation height is automatically adjusted by a button. The dishwasher includes a washing chamber having tableware washed therein, a rack movably installed in the washing chamber to hold the tableware thereon, a plurality of guide rollers fixed to both confronting sidewalls of the washing chamber, a guide rail provided between the plurality of guide rollers to slide back and forth, and a height adjustment device configured to move the rack upward and downward, the height adjust device being provided to slide on the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yong Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20080210651
    Abstract: A stepless shelf structure for rack includes a main post having a longitudinal and forward opened and reduced slide way; a plurality of sliding members movably connected to the slide way for connecting to a shelf each. Each of the sliding members includes a rearward slide block having an expanded rear portion for slidably receiving in the forward reduced slide way. A locating recess is formed at a lower side of each slide block to receive a transverse locating body. An adjusting lever is forward extended from the locating body for controlling the locating body to press or not press against two lateral outer wall surfaces of the forward reduced opening of the slide way. When the locating body is controlled not to press against the outer wall surfaces of the slide way, the shelf connected to the slide member may be adjusted to a different height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Wen-Song Chen
  • Patent number: 7387287
    Abstract: A fixing device which can be fixed to a surface such as a ceiling and receive a perforated section comprises a plate for fixing it to the surface and a support for receiving the perforated section. The support has a wall substantially perpendicular to the plate and at least two claws with the same orientation which cooperate with corresponding perforations of the perforated section. The wall includes a precut locking lug which can be bent into another perforation and cooperate with an edge of that perforation to immobilize the perforated section against movement in translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: I.C.M. Group
    Inventors: Roland Boltz, St├ęphane Quertelet
  • Patent number: 7357262
    Abstract: A hanging storage system is presented with ceiling attachment strips that can be cut to fit a variety of storage spaces, that possesses attachment brackets long enough to span two or more roof support trusses, and with a C-shaped beam on its long axis designed to permit the system to carry increased weight of stored items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Brian J. Fratilla
  • Publication number: 20080078734
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for regulating a height of a music rack capable of improving convenience andj operability of a use by allowing a strut length of the music rack to be regulated conveniently and easily while simplifying its structure to improve manufacturability and assemblability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Kuk-Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 7334692
    Abstract: A modular stand-alone shelving system comprising left and right vertical support members, each having front and rear corner posts connected by a welded grid of horizontal and vertical rods. A plurality of shelves formed of sheet metal are disposed between the vertical support members, each shelf including hook elements formed near the corners thereof for engaging and resting on horizontal rods of the grid. A back member extends between the vertical support members and also includes hook elements formed near the corners thereof for engaging and resting on horizontal rods in the grid. Upper corners of the back member include first and second hooks disposed in planes spaced apart by the thickness of the vertical rods. When installed, the hooks rest on horizontal rods and straddle a vertical rod, preventing motion of the back member and rhombic distortion. The back member prevents rhombic distortion in the X and Z directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Wire Weld, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Black
  • Patent number: 7296696
    Abstract: A configurable organizer is provided that is attachable to a computer monitor. The organizer includes a telescoping frame including a vertically extending main housing member and an auxiliary housing member connected to the main housing member. The auxiliary housing member is slideable in a vertical direction with respect to the main housing member and can be fixed at a plurality of vertical positions between a contracted position and an extended position. Desktop item-retaining implements are supported by the telescoping frame and, in particular, some are fixedly attached to the frame while others are modular, and thus removable and repositionable on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Dot Mfg. LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Brennan, Mary K de la Rosa, William T Graham, William N Isermann, Joann Martin, Mathias G Outhouse, Charles E Bain
  • Patent number: 7278615
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism for selectively coupling an equipment rack to a stationary receptacle unit and to a mobile equipment cart, the coupling mechanism includes a suspension mount disposed on the equipment rack, a first receptacle element, and a second receptacle element. The first receptacle element is disposed on the stationary receptacle unit and configured to receive the suspension mount of the equipment rack to support the equipment rack on the stationary receptacle unit. The second receptacle element disposed on the mobile equipment cart and configured to receive the suspension mount of the equipment rack to support the equipment rack on the equipment cart. The second receptacle element is movable along a column of the equipment cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Trumpf Kreuzer Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Schubert, Rudolf Marka, Peter Mueller
  • Patent number: 7270242
    Abstract: A modular rack for displaying tools and merchandise has a base, two rod assemblies and multiple display panels. The base has two adjustable foot frames. The rod assemblies are attached to the adjustable foot frames and individually comprise at least two exterior rods and at least one interior connector. Each exterior rod has multiple mounting slots. The display panels attach to the exterior rods of the two rod assemblies and individually have multiple hooks corresponding to and engaging the multiple mounting slots in the rod assemblies. Adding exterior rods and corresponding connectors extends the modular rack in height. Connecting other display panels on an adjacent modular rack to the mounting slots in a common rod assembly extend the modular rack in width. Assembly of most elements in the modular rack is accomplished by inserting the hooks in the mounting slots. Therefore, assembly and disassembly of the modular rack are convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Hsing-Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 7234566
    Abstract: Inserts (10 or 10A) for mounting rails (302) for rollers (301) on a cab in a shaft (300) of an elevator are described. Also, insert 10A is particularly useful for mounting flooring in the elevator shaft (300). The insert can be used as a support for a hoist or winch (310).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: The Vertical Solutions Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John Scott Simmons
  • Patent number: 7165776
    Abstract: A pallet truck is provided comprising a steerable unit; a fork carriage; a set of forks coupled to the fork carriage; and a tray non-removably coupled to one of the fork carriage and the forks. The tray is movable between a workpiece-receiving position where the tray rests on the forks and a stowed position where the tray is disengaged from the forks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Jerome Quinlan, Jr., Eric James Hanson, Gary Lester Topp
  • Patent number: 7104429
    Abstract: A rack device with a height adjustable depending on the cargo carried and the size of the vehicle used. The rack device includes a pair of end portions each comprising a first bar and a second bar coupled to and extending upwardly away from the first bar. A third bar is coupled to and extends away from the second bar. A fourth bar is coupled to and extends upwardly away from the third bar. A fifth bar is removably coupled to and extends between the second bars of each of the end portions. A sixth bar is removably coupled to and extends between the first bar of each of the end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: Zealla Flores
  • Patent number: 7077277
    Abstract: A foot assembly includes two first legs each having a first ring provided with a first limiting recess defined in an inner face of the first ring and a first finger extending from the inner face of the first ring, two second legs each having a second ring and a second limiting recess defined in an inner face of the second ring to movably receive therein the first finger of the first ring and two joints each having a third ring, a tube and a tubular extension formed on a bottom rim of the third ring to extend into the first ring and the second ring. The joint has a second finger to be movably received in the first limiting recess such that the first leg is able to align with the second leg for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Chi-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 7032862
    Abstract: A mounting bar system permitting infinite adjustability in mounting avionics-components trays and Dzus-mounted avionics in at least one aircraft cockpit instrument panel assembly. Each mounting bar is slotted along its longitudinal axis. The slot is made to include the shape of a T such that a wider channel exists below the opening of the slot. Spring-loaded nut assemblies set to receive mounting screws from the avionics-components trays are fit within the T slot. Friction provided by the spring holds the nut assembly at any desired location within the T slot. As the nut assembly can be positioned at any location within the T slot, the mounting bar can readily be adjusted to support any avionics-components tray intended for at least one aircraft cockpit instrument panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventors: Mark James Landes, Victor D. L'Esperance
  • Patent number: 6971528
    Abstract: A connecting structure for sectional rack includes a plurality of vertical posts, horizontal shelves, and connecting members. Each of the vertical posts is provided with at least one row of engaging holes, with which upper and lower hooks at an end of each connecting member are engaged. A pad is attached to each connecting member, so that a first side of the pad fitly bears against the vertical post. A second side of the pad opposite to the first side is a downward and outward inclined surface. Each of the horizontal shelves has an outer cover provided at each corner thereof for putting on the connecting member, so that an internal inclined surface of the outer cover pushes the inclined surface of the pad against the vertical post to enable a firm connection of the shelf, the connecting member, and the vertical post to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Protrend Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Chen
  • Patent number: 6796446
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the relative position between a pair of elongate, tubular shafts using an adjustment mechanism having a wedge element operably moveable along a ramp by shifting of an actuator member. The adjustment mechanism is configured to reduce binding thereof by supporting the actuator member in more than one location to maintain desirable contact between the wedge element and the ramp and the inner wall of the one of the pair of shafts, providing for an increased range of movement of the wedge element along the ramp to prevent undesirable frictional engagement between the actuator member and the ramp, and by providing a stop to substantially maintain the wedge element from unintentionally withdrawing into the inner shaft and wedged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: La-La Imports LP
    Inventors: Paul M. Segall, S. Fu Wang