To Plural Distinct Increments Patents (Class 211/208)
  • Patent number: 10307036
    Abstract: A warewash machine arm mechanism includes a liquid supply shaft assembly including a rotatable sleeve bearing mounted thereon, and an arm assembly including an elongated interior liquid flow space along an arm body and one or more liquid ejection orifices. The arm assembly is releasably mounted to the supply shaft assembly via a latch mechanism of the arm assembly that engages the rotatable sleeve bearing such that the arm assembly rotates with the rotatable sleeve bearing during ejection of liquid from the liquid ejection orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PREMARK FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael T. Watson, Brian A. Brunswick, Jeffrey R. Newcomer, Gonska Heinrich, Roland Walz
  • Patent number: 9961995
    Abstract: A backing plate for receiving a fastener to secure a horizontal support member to a vertical support member of a shelving unit. The horizontal support member is securable at any one of multiple vertical locations along the vertical support. The vertical support has a linear array of at least two evenly spaced apertures at the one of the vertical locations, and the backing plate has a corresponding linear array of at least two evenly spaced fixing points. At least one fixing point of the backing plate includes a projection for occupying a corresponding one of the apertures in the vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Rankam (China) Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Andy Ning Fan Kam
  • Patent number: 9833099
    Abstract: A holder for affixing a user chosen decorative element to the top trunk of a tree is shown and described. Multiple methods are provided for affixing the holder to the decorative element. The holder is easily secured to the trunk and can be adjusted to obtain the most pleasing vertical and horizontal position of the decorative element. Electrical wiring can also be routed through the device to provide electrical power to the decorative element from a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ring, Maria P. Ring
  • Patent number: 9125489
    Abstract: A fixing device of a slide assembly has a bracket. The fixing device includes an insertion member, an engaging member and a resilient member. The insertion member is connected to the bracket and has a slot. The engaging member is slidably connected relative to the bracket and has an operation portion and an arm which extends through the slot of the insertion member. The arm has a first protrusion. The resilient member provides a force to the engaging member to extend the first protrusion beyond the slot of the insertion member. By moving the operation portion, the first protrusion is controlled to be retracted toward the slot of the insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140190531
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an appliance is provided. The rack assembly includes a sidewall and a block that defines a series of holes. A shaft extends between the block and an actuating mechanism. The actuating mechanism selectively retracts the shaft from the series of holes of the block in order to permit the sidewall to move vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: William Nathan Garnett
  • Publication number: 20140158650
    Abstract: A positioning system for a solar panel includes a frame, a surface plate, an adjustable rail and a frame coupling. The surface plate is configured to secure the positioning system to a mounting surface and includes a connection for an axle. The axle links the surface plate with the frame coupling or with the adjustable rail. The frame coupling attaches to the frame and holds the frame in an operating position. A length of the adjustable rail may be increased or decreased for varying the angular orientation of the frame relative to the mounting surface. The frame is configured to be removable from the frame coupling without requiring the surface plate to be removed from the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Norman L. Krantz, Henry J. Howell, David S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8744229
    Abstract: An equipment mounting frame comprising two side support structures of a selected height, each of which comprises one or more upright members defining a width of that side support structure and a foot structure extending from at least one end of the upright members. The foot structure defining a depth of that side support structure and extending across at least one quarter of the width and carries an upright series or row of fixing members wherein the two side support structures are connectable together at a distance from each other to enable equipment trays or boxes to be mounted in superposed array between the side structures by the fixing members are formed to be nestable together when unconnected to each other for shipment or storage within a volume less than twice the volume defined by width, depth, and height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Erik Keustermans, Jozef Willekens
  • Patent number: 8678207
    Abstract: A coupling member includes two members that are fitted to each other to hold a post from either side, each of the two members including a first tapered section that gradually increases in diameter in a downward direction, and a second tapered section that gradually slopes inward in the downward direction, and the first tapered section of one member among the two members and the second tapered section of another member among the two members being disposed within the half area of the coupling member in the diametrical direction when viewed from the front side when the coupling member is fitted to the post. An assembly shelf includes the coupling member. Since the assembly shelf is configured so that one shelf board member is supported within the half area of the coupling member in the diametrical direction when viewed from the front side, the assembly shelf can be easily assembled, and a middle shelf board member can be removed from the assembly shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kawajun Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukitomo Shimazaki, Takashi Shinozaki
  • Publication number: 20140034593
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving assembly is provided with four corner members of L-shaped cross section, either half of each corner member including aperture members each including an upper, larger circle and a lower, smaller, vertical hole overlapping the larger circle thereof; at least one group of four interconnecting members each including upper and lower aperture elements and a through hole between the aperture elements, each aperture element including an upper, smaller, vertical hole and a lower, larger circle overlapping the vertical hole thereof; elongated retainers each including two enlargements at both ends respectively, an annular groove adjacent to one enlargement, and an annular shoulder between the groove and the other enlargement; lock pins each having a substantial portion fastened in the larger circle of the aperture member and the through hole; and at least one flat shelf each anchored on tops of the interconnecting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: E-MAKE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8550260
    Abstract: An aircraft control panel assembly for attachment to an equipment rail of an aircraft. The aircraft control panel assembly includes a chassis assembly including at least one bore formed therein, the bore being at a first locking location. A retaining assembly, includes: a) at least one spring loaded pin assembly positioned within a portion of the at least one bore of the chassis assembly, the pin assembly including a pin element and a spring element arranged and constructed to be positionable within a pocket of an equipment rail of the aircraft, a spring element of the pin assembly biasing the pin element toward the pocket; b) a link member having a first end operably attached to the pin element; and, c) a pin retraction mechanism comprising a slider assembly for manipulating the link member so as to retract the pin element from the pocket. At least one positioning element is secured to the chassis at, at least one positioning location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Vircks
  • Patent number: 8505752
    Abstract: An assembly shelf includes a post that includes two main post sections and a connection section that connects the main post sections, a plurality of through-holes being formed in the connection section along a longitudinal direction, a pair of connection members, each of the pair of connection members including a first engagement section that engages the post, and a second engagement section that engages a shelf board member, and a shelf board member that includes a third engagement section that is formed approximately at each corner and engages the second engagement section, the pair of connection members and the shelf board member being positioned within the range that corresponds to half of the post in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kawajun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 8505751
    Abstract: An assembly shelf includes a post that includes two main post sections and a connection section that connects the main post sections, a plurality of through-holes being formed in the connection section along a longitudinal direction, a pair of connection members, each of the pair of connection members including a first engagement section that engages the post, and a second engagement section that engages a shelf board member, and a shelf board member that includes a third engagement section that is formed approximately at each corner and engages the second engagement section, the pair of connection members and the shelf board member being positioned within the range that corresponds to half of the post in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kawajun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 8505750
    Abstract: An assembly shelf includes a post that includes two main post sections and a connection section that connects the main post sections, a plurality of through-holes being formed in the connection section along a longitudinal direction, a pair of connection members, each of the pair of connection members including a first engagement section that engages the post, and a second engagement section that engages a shelf board member, and a shelf board member that includes a third engagement section that is formed approximately at each corner and engages the second engagement section, the pair of connection members and the shelf board member being positioned within the range that corresponds to half of the post in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kawajun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 8474117
    Abstract: There is provided a machine tool capable of housing workpieces of different sizes in a same workpiece storage unit without requiring a new workpiece storage unit. In a machine tool including a workpiece storage unit having a plurality of housing spaces housing workpieces and a processing machine processing a workpiece supplied from one of the housing spaces, the workpiece storage unit is structured so that the size of each housing space is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Kuriya, Tsuyoshi Fujimoto, Hiroshi Kamo, Hidehito Ota, Hiroki Nagahara
  • Patent number: 8418861
    Abstract: The television wall-mount with integrated shelving is an accessory that either mounts to a rear surface of a television or a wall-mount television to a television. The shelving accessory descends from below said television to provide at least one shelf for showcasing items used in playing audio-video upon said television. The shelving accessory is capable of lateral as well as vertical adjustment with respect to the television. The shelving accessory can also rotate about a vertical axis and in concert with the television and wall-mount in order to provide greater viewing angle of said television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: William Weaver, Laura Laidman
  • Patent number: 8360708
    Abstract: A telescoping, adjustable length tool basket, particularly suitable for offshore operations in the oil and gas industry. A center section has four elongated, tubular corner members, joined by bottom and side members. At least one, and preferably two, wing sections comprise elongated inner corner members that are slidably disposed within the outer corner members. The wing sections can be moved inwardly and outwardly from the center section to adjust the overall tool basket length to accommodate the tool length. When adjusted to the desired length, a lock pin is inserted through aligned holes in at least one pair of outer and inner corner members, to lock the tool basket at the desired length. Inner and outer bushings are disposed in the annulus between the inner and outer corner members. Preferably the bushings are of a polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) material such as TeflonĀ®.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Benny Donald Mashburn
  • Patent number: 8235369
    Abstract: A cart system is provided for a coil of a dynamoelectric machine. The cart system includes one or more support rails disposed substantially horizontally, a plurality of lifting rails disposed substantially vertically, and connected at one end to the one or more support rails, and a plurality of coil clamps for applying a compressive force. The coil clamps are attached to the lifting rails in a removable manner. The coil of the dynamoelectric machine can be placed on the cart system and the coil clamps can be arranged on the lifting rails to apply a compressive force to the coil to facilitate a testing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brock M. Lape, Jeffrey D. Evans, Richard A. Harby
  • Patent number: 8118181
    Abstract: An assembly shelf includes a post that includes two main post sections and a connection section that connects the main post sections a plurality of through-holes being formed in the connection section along a longitudinal direction, a pair of connection members, each of the pair of connection members including a first engagement section that engages the post, and a second engagement section that engages a shelf board member, and a shelf board member that includes a third engagement section that is formed approximately at each corner and engages the second engagement section, the pair of connection members and the shelf board member being positioned within the range that corresponds to half of the post in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Kawajun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Shinozaki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100252521
    Abstract: A sectional rack, which can be assembled without using fastening elements and tools, includes rectangular vertical posts, foot members connected to lower front and lower rear ends of the vertical posts, hook members hooked to hanging holes provided on lateral faces of the vertical posts, and crossbars mounted to lower and higher positions between two adjacent vertical posts via the hook members. When the hook member is hooked to the hanging holes, an insertion slot is formed between the hook member and the lateral face of the vertical post. The crossbars are respectively formed on a lower portion at each of two lateral ends with an insertion section for firmly downward inserting into two insertion slots formed on two facing lateral faces of two adjacent vertical posts, so that the two vertical posts are supported by the crossbars to stably stand upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: PROTREND CO., LTD
    Inventor: Henry Chen
  • Publication number: 20090078665
    Abstract: An adjustable storage rack for use with parts of a variety of shapes and sizes. An adjustable storage rack of the present invention allows for easy horizontal and/or vertical repositioning of the points of part support, thus rendering such a cart useable with dissimilar parts. Various part support structures may also be used, thereby further increasing the flexibility of a rack of the present invention. A part support structure of the present invention may be equipped with a latching mechanism that secures its vertical position. A storage rack of the present invention can be provided with wheels or other means for facilitating transport thereof. As such, a storage rack of the present invention can be used to transport, as well as store, parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Sandusky, Ken Bollack
  • Publication number: 20090001039
    Abstract: An apparatus is devised to quickly hold at least one container. The apparatus includes a track, at least one holding element and at least one controlling element. The track includes a groove defined therein. The holding element includes a sliding portion movably disposed in the groove and a holding portion used to hold the container. The controlling element is pivotally connected to the holding element and pivoted between a first position for allowing the sliding portion to slide in the groove and a second position for preventing the sliding portion from sliding in the groove by pressing the sliding portion against the wall of the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Tsong-Yow Lin
  • Publication number: 20080304903
    Abstract: The invention discloses a latch installable to various positioning holes of different specifications of a computer rack without using a tool. The latch is latched into each positioning hole on both side panels of the computer rack. The latch has a base with a side fixed to a bottom track. The base has at least one horizontally extended hook, first sheath and second sheath engaged with each other, and a manual turning member. During assembling, the hook is latched into the positioning hole, and the manual turning member presses the protruding pillar all the way into the positioning hole to prevent the protruding pillar from being separated from the positioning hole by abutting the hook to the protruding pillar. During dismantling, the manual turning member is returned to its original position, and the first and second sheathes are moved accordingly to separate the protruding pillar from the positioning hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: NAN JUEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo-Sheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20080264885
    Abstract: An elevation adjusting mechanism used for ascending or descending a monitor includes a base, a first thread bushing, a second thread bushing, a guiding bushing and a second gear. The first thread bushing including a first gear is movably connected to the base. The second thread busing is connected to the first thread busing. One end of the first thread bushing is contained in the second thread bushing. The monitor is disposed on the second thread busing. The guiding bushing is fixed at the base and covers the second thread bushing, so that the second thread bushing only moves along an elevating direction. The second gear is movably connected to the guiding busing and meshes with the first gear. When the second gear is rotated and drives the first thread bushing to rotate, the second thread busing moves along the elevating direction to ascend or descend the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Hui Bi
  • Patent number: 7284672
    Abstract: A multi-stage fastening structure comprises an extension rod, a plurality of locking devices, and two fastening devices. A lateral retaining plate is formed at each end of the extension rod. A first flange and a second flange having different outer diameters from each other are formed on each of the locking devices. Each of the fastening devices comprises a sliding plate and a fastener. The sliding plate comprises: a locking part formed by bending the sliding plate; a trench formed on the sliding plate; a track mounted on each side of the trench; and a plurality of through holes formed on the sliding plate in front of the trench. The fastener comprises: a slideway on each side; an inward retaining plate on one edge of the fastener; a fingerboard on the other edge of the fastener; and a locking pawl formed on the bottom of the fastener near the fingerboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Enlight Corporation
    Inventor: Shiang-Shiang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7275648
    Abstract: A single formed rack of rectangular shape with a length substantially greater than its width is attached to a stud, the rack having a plurality of raised sections defining spaced unobstructed slots across its width, each slot having a hole therein for attaching the rack by nails or screws to the stud. To provide the racking system, a second rack is attached to an adjacent stud and the slots of the two racks are aligned horizontally between the two studs. One or more boards may be inserted into the horizontally opposing unobstructed slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Simple Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Eugenio Segovia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7191908
    Abstract: A rack comprises two upright elements and a girder element, wherein the girder element extends between the two upright elements and comprises couplers, wherein the upright element or the coupler is provided with at least one coupling cam, whilst the other is provided with a cam-receiving groove belonging to the coupling cam, which cam-receiving groove has at least one open end and is delimited, at least partially, by a cam-supporting wall, and wherein the upright element or the coupler is additionally provided with at least one substantially vertically extending coupling rib, whilst the other is provided with a rib-receiving groove belonging to the coupling rib. At least one free end of the cross section of the coupling cam extends substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the girder element, and the free end of the cross section of the coupling rib extends substantially in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the girder element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Hugo Johan Casper De Rijk
  • 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: 7121418
    Abstract: A store fixture for displaying apparel or other hangable merchandise employs a horizontal support bar that is supported at an elevated position, and at least one swing-arm hang bar is pivotally supported situated underneath the horizontal support bar. The swing-arm hang bar has one or more projecting rods or tubes serving as arms on which the hangable merchandise can be suspended. The swing arm has a sleeve journaled on a pivot that is affixed to the support arm. There is a detent arrangement provided between the pivot and the sleeve, so that the swing-arm hang bar releasably locks into a first position that is at one angle to the horizontal support bar, parallel to the support bar, and a second position that is at another angle, a right angle, to it. Store personnel can change the orientation of the hang bars by simply lifting them up slightly to release the detents and ten rotating them to the desired position. Re-arranging the hang bars does not require any tools, nor removal or installation of any parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Randal J. Stier
  • Patent number: 6755323
    Abstract: An adjustable frame for dispensing stackable items. The adjustable frame includes a first panel having a first edge, a first-panel-dispensing-end, and a first major surface. The major surface is configured to guide stacked items prior to dispensing. A second panel has a second edge, a second-panel-dispensing-end, and a second major surface. The second major surface is configured to, in combination with the first major surface, guide stacked items prior to dispensing. An adjustable panel has a third edge and a third major surface. The third edge is detachably securable in one of a plurality of locations on the second major surface of the second panel. The adjustable panel can be positioned proximate to any one of the plurality of locations to accommodate items of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore C. Haven, Larry Brown
  • Patent number: 6748997
    Abstract: An upright connector or support post usable in a space-dividing wall panel system formed from serially connected panel assemblies. The post includes a plurality of openings disposed in vertically spaced relation with one another which receive load-bearing elements such as hangers or hooks typically associated with furniture components. Dimples or deformations extend transversely along the upper and lower edges of the openings and provide increased strength at the attachment points along the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignees: Haworth, Inc., Innotec Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Fricano, Richard Dixon, Mark R. Smith, Jonathan R. DeYoung, Scott J. Leenstra
  • Patent number: 6651156
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that enable a central processing unit (CPU) to extend the attributes of virtual memory beyond that which an existing translation lookaside buffer within the CPU is capable of storing while at the same time preserving compatibility with legacy operating system software. The apparatus includes a translation lookaside buffer and extended attributes logic. The translation lookaside buffer (TLB) stores a plurality of TLB entries. Each of the TLB entries has an extended memory attributes index field. The extended attributes logic is coupled to the TLB. The extended attributes logic employs the extended memory attributes index field to access one of a plurality of extended memory attributes registers that is external to the TLB. Contents of the extended memory attributes register prescribe specific extended properties for a corresponding virtual memory page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: MIPS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Courtright, Lawrence H. Hudepohl, Kevin D. Kissell, G. Michael Uhler
  • Patent number: 6595377
    Abstract: A tree-shaped potted plant holder (10) including an adjustable length main support unit (11) that comprises an upper tubular support member (30) that is rotatably and telescopically received within a lower tubular support member (20); wherein, both the upper (30) and lower (20) tubular support members are provided with rows (33) (34) and (26) of horizontally arrayed apertures that are dimensioned to receive a plurality of different length support arm members (40) each provided with a split ring pot receiving element (43); and, wherein, the lower tubular support member (20) is further provided with a stabilizing unit (13) for maintaining the main support unit (11) in a vertically upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Thelma Hetu
  • Publication number: 20030029823
    Abstract: A shelf support assembly is provided having a shelf post and a post support. The post support contacts an end of the shelf post and limits movement of the shelf post wall from at least two directions, such as from the bottom and from the side. An adjustment element such as a threaded bolt is movable relative to the post support for adjusting the position of the shelf post relative to an underlying surface. In another embodiment, a post support is provided with a body having an extended support surface for supporting an extended surface on a shelf post. The extended support surface can also include a side surface for supporting a wall of the shelf post from the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffery Nicholson, David Baugh, John Nazarian, V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20020153341
    Abstract: The locking connector interconnects a shelf-supporting beam to an upright of a knock-down storage rack. The locking connector includes a plunger which is connected to the connector and which is slidable between locking and unlocking positions. The plunger, when in the locking position, is within one of a number of openings formed in the upright with resulting locking of the upright to the connector. When the plunger is in the unlocking position, it is outside the opening thus allowing the upright to be separated from the connector. The first embodiment of the locking connector includes a resilient rod which is biased into a groove formed in the shank of the plunger when the plunger is in the locking position. The rod prevents the plunger from moving from the locking position unless a force, opposed to the bias of the rod, is applied to the plunger to cause the rod to withdraw from the groove. The second embodiment of the locking connector includes a housing which surrounds and protects the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Trevor May, Rolf Fabricius, Stephan Davis
  • Publication number: 20020117460
    Abstract: A single-support suspension rack having a vertical support member with a proximal end, distal end, and face is used to hold various equipment, and particularly bicycles. A pliable member is attached to the distal end of the vertical support to aid in holding the rack in place. A tension bracket is attached to the proximal end of the vertical support with a bracket face for attaching the tension bracket to the vertical support face, and a horizontal bracket member with threaded apertures or holes. At least one leveling glide having threads complementary to the horizontal member is attached to the horizontal member. The leveling glide may be adjusted to position the rack and to hold the rack in place. A mounting assembly is attached to the vertical support face for holding the various equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Martin D. Crosson
  • Patent number: 6422405
    Abstract: A vertically and or horizontally adjustable and reconfigurable dunnage rack capable of accommodating new dunnage sizes and shapes associated with annual model year changes, which preferably includes, among other elements, a base and a pair of upstanding adjustably spaced apart walls detachably connected to the base, wherein each wall includes a dunnage support assembly attached to inner surfaces and a fastening assembly for releasably securing the walls to the base after adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Accurate Fabrication, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Haenszel
  • Patent number: 6418671
    Abstract: A space-dividing wall panel system which includes components which are compatible with various types of wall panels and furniture components therefor. These components include a connector bracket having multiple inserts for supporting furniture components thereon, and an interface assembly also is provided which is compatible with various wall panel systems. A spiral cable manager also is provided for supporting cabling within the wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip DeRuiter, Pete Beyer, Dave Emery, Robert Tuttle, Kevin Meyer
  • Patent number: 6382434
    Abstract: A compact foldable merchandising display rack having a pair of rectangular frames pivotably connected to a horizontal support, one frame being on each side of the horizontal support. A pair of half-round frames are also pivotably connected to the horizontal support. Each half-round frame is nested within the confines of the respective rectangular frame. Each frame may be moved independently from a storage position in a vertical plane to an erected position in a horizontal plane. The rack is adjustable to a selected height. Each frame may be secured in the erected position. A plurality of the racks may be nested to reduce storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Keith E. Silberg
  • Publication number: 20020043508
    Abstract: A bracket for cantilever support of an electrical component within a rack. The bracket includes a generally horizontal component support member attached to a generally vertical cantilever member having a front edge attached to an attachment member. The attachment members of a corresponding pair of such brackets are attached to a corresponding front pair of stanchions of a rack at a desired elevation. A space between the corresponding component support members allows for vertical ventilation through the rack. A stiffening member is provided along the component support member to provide additional strength. The cantilever member may be tapered in height and may include an aperture for facilitating the horizontal flow of ventilation air through the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: Kevin William Lewis
  • Patent number: 6364141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage device comprising (a) a receiving member comprising one or more receiving member receptacles, the receiving member receptacle being defined by opposing end edges; and (b) an insertion member comprising (i) a body portion capable of supporting a cantilever load and (ii) a retention device portion capable of being stably inserted into the receiving member receptacle. The present invention further provides a free standing storage system. The present invention also provides a storage system mountable to a fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Glenn Alan Ehrgott
  • Publication number: 20010047970
    Abstract: A portable, disassembleable tack rack for use on uneven terrain is disclosed. The length and width of Applicant's tack rack can be adjusted. In addition, the lengths of a plurality of supporting legs are each independently adjustable such that Applicant's apparatus can be used on sloping terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas W. McBride
  • Patent number: 6250838
    Abstract: An improved locking device for adjustable garment racks including an inner tube slidable in and out from an outer tube. The improved locking device includes a sleeve having a simplified locking tab for engaging and locking the inner tube in a position relative to the outer tube and a touch tab by which an operator may easily and safely manipulate the sleeve to an unlocked position for adjustment of the inner tube relative to the outer tube and again lock the inner/outer tube combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Earl M. Dann
  • Patent number: 6123208
    Abstract: A vertically and or horizontally adjustable and reconfigurable dunnage rack capable of accommodating the new dunnage sizes and shapes associated with the annual model year changes that preferably includes, among other elements, a base, a pair of upstanding adjustably spaced apart walls detachably connected to the base and each wall including a dunnage support assembly attached to inner surfaces and a fastening assembly for releasably securing the walls to the base after adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Accurate Fabrication, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Haenszel
  • Patent number: 6105794
    Abstract: An adjustable support bracket having a unitary or multi-member bracket assembly can be used with a vertical channel (2) and rail (6) construction. Each bracket assembly can be positioned and secured at any location along the rail (6) and can accommodate a varying shelf thickness. More specifically, the multi-member bracket assembly includes a stabilizer member (12) and a support member (20) having similar shaped channel plates which when joined have a similar shape to the channel (2). A spring (30) mounted between the stabilizer and support members (12, 20) is contained between the rails (6). The spring (30) in conjunction with a containing lip (14) and a supporting lip (22) of the stabilizer and support members (12, 20), respectively, adjusts to clamp a shelf (32) therebetween. A securing screw (33) locks the bracket (10) at any shelving location by creating a space between the stabilizer and support members (12, 20) within the vertical channel (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: George E. Bauer
  • Patent number: 5913508
    Abstract: A group of posts, rails, right and left side L shaped post to rail connectors, base plates, and toeboard holding plates to allow temporary or permanent installation of a safety guard rail system with two or more guard rails that may be used as a guard rail on stairways or on flat surfaces. Installation may be by one man using only tools necessary to fasten base plates to a surface. The same group of parts can be used to form rectangular, square, or odd shaped scaffolds with or without toe board holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Sure Step Gaurdrail Assembly, L. P.
    Inventor: Richard Eades
  • Patent number: 5706741
    Abstract: A shelf unit which exhibits a high degree of flexibility with respect to assembling and reconfiguring the shelf unit for any of a wide variety of uses. The shelf unit includes left and right ladder-like vertical leg structures which have cross members that define a plurality of vertically spaced mounting locations upon which an interior shelf is selectively mountable. Vertical uprights of the leg structures being readily connectable to a variety of components so as to permit alteration of the base shelf unit itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarkson S. Thorp, Paul A. Glashouwer, Brian D. T. Alexander
  • Patent number: 5685236
    Abstract: A combination structure is disclosed wherein a stand-alone desk structure coacts with an underdesk monitor support structure for positioning and supporting the monitor support. Optionally a slidable keyboard tray support can be included with this monitor support. The top platform member of the desk structure includes a transparent portion. The monitor support structure includes a monitor support shelf and a pair of side supports which are each equipped with a U-configured unitary frame having a pair of legs and a cross member. A plurality of transversely extending, vertically spaced load bearable wire members extend between each pair of legs. Adjustable connector assemblies connect the shelf member with selected load bearable members of each side support. Optionally but preferably, each side support can also include a cross transverse bar which is optionally configured to support a drawer slide in combination with an associated respective leg member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Nova Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Lechman
  • Patent number: 5657878
    Abstract: An adjustable position mechanism is provided for selectively varying the position of a first member relative to a second member. This adjustable position mechanism includes a support, and an elongated arm projecting from the support and having a plurality of locking elements in a linearly spaced array for defining a plurality of increments of position and a guide. An actuator has cooperating locking elements of complementary form to the locking elements of the arm, a moveable element for selectively moving the cooperating locking elements into and out of engagement with the locking elements of the arm, and a cooperating guide engageable with the guide of the arm for guiding reciprocal longitudinal movement of the actuator relative to the arm. A housing is coupled with the first member and with the actuator for operatively coupling the first member to move reciprocally with the actuator relative to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald M. Austin