With Trackway Patents (Class 211/46)
  • Patent number: 10099504
    Abstract: File folder hanging rods and related methods are disclosed. An example hanging rod to hang a file folder includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and outer flanges extending between the first end and the second end. The example hanging rod includes a middle portion between and protruding from the outer flanges. The middle portion has an M-shaped cross-section to increase a rigidity of the hanging rod. The example hanging rod includes a first notch adjacent the first end and a second notch adjacent the second end that enable the hanging rod to hang from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LSC Communications US, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. VanLeer, Ronald C. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 9252609
    Abstract: A device charging system includes a base that has two opposing rim edges that are substantially parallel to each other and are spaced apart by a width corresponding to a hanging folder rail width. Several jacks are on a surface of the base, each is electrically connected to a source of power. Several hanging folders, each having integrated hanging folder rails, interface to the two opposing rim edges. The hanging folder rails are of a width corresponding to the hanging folder rail width. Several devices are physically held within a corresponding hanging folder and each device is electrically connected to one of the jacks by a charging cable, thereby providing power from the source of power to charge that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DOK SOLUTION LLC
    Inventor: Jack Strauser
  • Publication number: 20140339180
    Abstract: A support structure has a pair of elongate side panels and a pair of end support frame assemblies for maintaining the side panels in a mutually spaced relationship and at an elevation to enable suspension of hanging file folders from the side panels. Each of the side panels includes a top member, a bottom member spaced apart from the top member, and at least one reinforcing member interconnecting the top and bottom members. Each of the top and bottom members has opposite terminal ends each formed as a connecting member having a vertical slot. Each of the end support frame assemblies includes a pair of support legs configured to extend through the vertical slots of the respective connecting members of the side panels and includes at least one transverse support member having opposite terminal ends configured to be releasably mounted to respective ones of the support legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: WILLIAM E. ROMERO
  • Patent number: 8833881
    Abstract: A parts storage drawer system is described having part bin dividers that are easily adjusted by sliding the divider along a rail or divider enables changing of divider location without removal of the divider from the drawer. A parts identification card may be coupled to a divider, such as by insertion into a slot within a divider. Furthermore, a parts identification card may be inserted into and removed from a divider without removing or repositioning the divider. A parts storage drawer system may be an insert tray that may comprise one or more molded parts. The parts storage drawer system provides an organizational method for the storage, separation, identification and availability of a variety of parts through the utilization of mechanical means, including dividers having clips that extend over partitions or rails for coupling thereto. Partitions and/or rails may include a plurality of locking segments for detachably attaching dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Forte USA
    Inventors: Mark L Manniso, James L Manniso
  • Patent number: 8827090
    Abstract: A track shelving system comprising a frame having vertical posts and horizontal beams extending between the posts, a support assembly comprising brackets connected to the beams and tracks, with each of the tracks being connected to at least two of the brackets, and a shelving assembly comprising a pair of vertical walls, a top wall, and horizontal shelves removably attached to the vertical walls. Each of the horizontal shelves is able to be positioned in a plurality of vertical positions to the vertical walls. The top wall is connected to top edges of the vertical walls. The shelving assembly includes a pair of rods connected to the top wall by straps. The pair of rods are configured to be moved along the tracks to allow the shelving assembly to be moved to a selected horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Holland Storage Systems LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Kropveld
  • Patent number: 8439207
    Abstract: The drapery display hanger comprises a plurality of drapery arms and a support surface. The support surface can be easily and reversibly mounted to a pre-existing display fixture without the need for special hardware. The support surface can include brackets having opposing surfaces angled from vertical for ease of installation and protrusions for securing the support surfaces in place once installed. Additionally, the drapery arms can be reversibly attached to the support surface using attachment devices at the end of each arm. The attachment devices may include segments that are inserted into the holes in the support and then secured against the walls of the support for bearing the weight of drapery on the drapery arms. Sliding and pivoting functionality is also provided. The drapery arms are sized so that full-sized draperies can be displayed facing the customer and without compressing the drapery in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Currin
  • Publication number: 20120217211
    Abstract: Methods for producing easily and securely gripped slip-resistant file folders, including file pockets and hanging folders. The methods include providing folder paper stock; conveying the folder paper stock in the process of folder manufacture; providing a curable slip-resistant material in a melt state; applying the slip-resistant material at predetermined areas of the folder paper stock; and curing the slip-resistant material; such that the slip-resistant portion comprises cured slip-resistant material. Another method includes providing folder paper stock; providing embossing dies in spaced, operable, mating relationship; positioning the folder paper stock appropriately in the embossing dies; applying force to at least one of the embossing dies so as to decrease the spaced relationship; and deforming the folder paper stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Roddy McKee Bullock
  • Publication number: 20120145656
    Abstract: The rack assembly contains a number of vertical rail members and each rail member contains two or more column elements, a number of connection elements, and a number of fastening elements. Each column element has a number of connection grooves and sliding grooves. The connection elements are positioned between and connected to two adjacent column elements. Two vertically adjacent connection elements are locked together by a fastening element. The rack assembly allows a number of stretching members movably configured. Each stretching member contains a number of wheel elements and at least an elastic hook element. The wheel elements are embedded into the sliding grooves of a column element and the stretching members as such could slide along the column element to various positions and, by connecting the elastic hook elements to a curtain's various spots, the curtain is stretched from multiple directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: RUEI-HSING LIN
  • Patent number: 7984577
    Abstract: A system and method for visually representing the priorities of a number of action items in a manner which permits their priorities to be rearranged quickly and easily, utilizing individual display units supported in a rearrangeble sequence on a parallel pair of rails, and a separate note sheet removably attached to each board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Gene W. Arant
  • Patent number: 7793791
    Abstract: A filing assembly includes a housing with a top wall, a bottom wall, a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. The housing has an open front side. A plurality of rails is attached to a bottom side of the top wall. A receiving space is defined between adjacent ones of the rails. Each of a plurality of hanging folders includes a panel that has first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a front edge and a rear edge. The panel has a bend therein extending from the front edge to the rear edge. A plurality of connectors is also provided. Each of the first and second lateral edges has one of the connectors attached thereto. Each of the receiving spaces slidably receives one of the connectors. Secondary folders or papers are positionable in the hanging folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Oliver R. Pouille
  • Publication number: 20090173746
    Abstract: A bathroom organizer for organizing various bathroom items including toilet tissue may include a vertical back wall, and a roll support frame connected to the vertical back wall. The roll support frame may include a guide device which extends inwards from the roll support frame and includes a concave portion to dispense toilet tissues. The guide device may include a first convex portion to allow a user to place a roll of toilet tissue into the roll support frame, and the guide device may include a second convex portion to position the roll of toilet tissue in a position to dispense the toilet tissue. The vertical back wall may cooperate with an inward sloping front wall to define a truncated V shaped magazine rack, and the bathroom organizer may include a first bottom wall to cooperate with the vertical back wall and the front wall to form a bottom for the magazine rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Wen-Yuan Lin
  • Publication number: 20090101605
    Abstract: A hanging file folder for mounting to a pair of spaced apart rails is disclosed. The file folder has a first and second rod with a pair of hook portions on opposing ends thereof for engaging the pair of spaced apart rails. The file folder body has first and second walls forming a pocket for holding materials therein, and is assembled such that the pocket is suspended between the first and second rods. At least one of the first and second rods includes a resilient structure for permitting at least one of the hook portions to move longitudinally and adjust an effective length of its rod for accommodating variances in the angle at which folders are mounted on the rails. The resilient structure may include a tension spring, for example. The hook portions may be movably mounted to the rod and may include the resilient mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew GOODFELLOW, David Gruza, Christopher Holman, Candie Harris, Braden Jones
  • Patent number: 7517028
    Abstract: A collapsible storage arrangement for hanging files with a storage housing that retains a pivotable framework that can be pivoted between an upright configuration for enabling access to file folders and a collapsed configuration for storage. The pivotable framework can include first and second pivotally retained frame structures in combination with first and second support rails that have first and second ends pivotally connected to the first and second frame structures. The storage housing can have first and second end walls, first and second side walls, and a bottom. A lid can selectively seal the storage housing. A guide arrangement, which can comprise a flexible member, a guide panel, or a fixed inclined surface, can guide file folders toward a reclined position as the pivotable framework is pivoted from an upright configuration to a collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey A Hand
  • Publication number: 20080093317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the display of a tagging item, such as an advertising leaflet, or the like, on a shelf of a selling surface. The tagging item is presented vertically and notably protrudes externally and at a right angle from the front of the shelf. The device includes at least one supporting wing fitted with a mount cooperative with orifices of the shelf. The supporting wing has a holder for the tagging item. The mount includes a foot slaved to the lower end of the supporting wing and fitted with a rear rod. The rod runs through one orifice in order to protrude downwards, below the shelf, when the foot rests on the upper surface of the shelf. A removable counter-rest sleeve includes a planar extension cooperative with the lower surface of the shelf the sleeve has a mechanism for engaging into/disengaging from the rear rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: JOALPE INDUSTRIA DE EXPOSITORES, S.A.
    Inventors: Manuel ALVES, Pedro Dinis, Rosa Caseiro
  • Publication number: 20070267362
    Abstract: A rug display system for efficiently displaying rugs. The rug display system includes a frame having a plurality of vertical members, a plurality of support members extending between the vertical members, a plurality of elongated members movably positioned upon the vertical members, and at least one first motor connected to the elongated members for moving the elongated members for lifting one of the support member. The plurality of support members are selectively engageable with the elongated members to lift an upper support member upwardly. The support members each support at least one rug to be displayed. A plurality of belts are movably positioned upon the vertical members along with at least one second motor connected to the belts for lowering the raised support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond Dueck
  • Patent number: 7210659
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a combination of a telescopically extendable frame with a laundry bag assembly, adaptable to be mounted in closet receptacles of various articles of furniture. The combination comprises a telescopically extendable frame incorporating front and back support bars and a laundry bag assembly including one or more laundry bags interengaged with the front and back support bars and hanging below them. The one or more laundry bags can be translatable with respect to the front and back support bars. The front and back support bars are so spaced apart as to permit the laundry bag assembly to be located between and suspended from them. The telescopically extendable frame comprises left and right slides of ball bearing drawer type slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Lawson, Christopher Isfeld
  • Patent number: 7156244
    Abstract: A cantilevered drawer assembly comprises a support frame assembly comprising a pair of upright members. A rotating drawer assembly comprises a drawer frame having opposed parallel side rails supported upon a pivot frame having a pair of opposed pivot wheels. A pair of circular sector-shaped pivot arms is attached to the upright members. A channel having a parabolic section and a pair of straight sections extends across each pivot arm, and receives a pivot wheel. The side rails of the drawer frame are supported by the pivot arms. A pair of flanged wheels engages an upper edge of each side rail to restrict the vertical movement of the drawer frame. Translation of the drawer frame relative to the support frame assembly is accompanied by pivoting of the pivot arms. During translation, the drawer frame remains in a horizontal plane and is held in a cantilevered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Randall Nelsen
  • Patent number: 7140498
    Abstract: A mail case system facilitates sequence-sorting various types of mail together into individual bags that each represent delivery points. The mail case uses multi-bag inserts so that bags for a number of stops can be set up for sorting. At the end of the sorting operation, the entire insert may be pulled down from the case as a single unit to maintain the established delivery point sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Pippin, Gerald A. Isaacs, Floyd W. Worth, II
  • Patent number: 7124902
    Abstract: A sliding rack apparatus having a rack body having supported on a slide rest and movable along a pair of slide tracks. The slide rest has a pair of rollers with a rut therebetween. The slide tracks have a convex edge in a center thereof so as to extend in the rut between the rollers. A braking device has a T-shaped plate with a rim that is pivotable between a first portion engaging the convex edge and a second position free of the convex edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: I Jang Industrial Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Yueh Chen
  • Patent number: 7117998
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting graphic media materials includes a support member having a plurality of parallel transverse slots disposed on a facing surface thereof and a plurality of thin walled transverse strip members. Each of the transverse strip members are made from a flexible material and include an angled tab portion sized to be fitted into a corresponding slot of the support member and a cover portion that is defined by a width dimension that is larger than the spacing between adjacently spaced slots such that the cover portions are arranged on the support member in overlaying fashion and define transparent storage pockets therebetween for retaining graphic media materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Wallace A. Krapf
  • Patent number: 7100775
    Abstract: A binder for a suspension file has a body, a cover mounted on the body and a control element mounted inside the body. The control element has two rods and a pinion gear. Each rod has a rack gear formed on the inner end and a hook formed on the outer end, and the pinion gear is mounted between the rods and engages the rack gears. One of the rods has a controller securely attached to the rod and extending out of the body. When the controller is pushed or pulled, the hooks will extend or retract simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Wei Kang Yeh
  • Patent number: 7059483
    Abstract: A suspension bar for a hanging file having coplanar longitudinal top and bottom portions and a longitudinal middle portion having an offset parallel to the coplanar longitudinal top and bottom portions. A traverse perimeter flare is around each notch. A plurality of small depressed sections in the longitudinal middle portion are expanded to prevent nesting of stacked suspension bars. The notches of the suspension bars are coated to reduce friction. Sheet metal stock need be only half the thickness of conventional flat suspension bar stock with the same load-supporting capacity when incorporated in a hanging file folder thereby lowering manufacturing cost of suspension bars and hanging file folders. This invention also includes a process for making the suspension bars and for installing the suspension bars in jackets at a high production rate, including automated production lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Robert A. Scudder
  • Patent number: 6986430
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for holding and organizing articles that provides for easy addition of new holding elements to the system without the need to disturb existing system elements. The system includes holding “clips” that are deployable on the system “rail” by inserting a portion of the clip through a slot in the rail, at substantially any point along the length of the slot. The clip then lockingly engages the rail at substantially any point along the length of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Meir Oren
  • Patent number: 6926158
    Abstract: A hanging file system composed of one or more file support members effectively attached to one cross-support member and spanning a pocket area before being effectively attached to a subsequent cross-support member thereby creating a pocket area of which the sides are not solid areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Arthur Brown, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur E. Brown
  • Patent number: 6830156
    Abstract: A one piece hanging file made from a continuous web of a flexible sheet material. In one embodiment, small loops are heat-welded at intervals along the strip creating channels or hems for removable hangers. Larger loops between the channels become the file pockets. In another embodiment spring clips clamp small loops of the strip and have notched overhanging ends to engage the support rails. In another embodiment, laminated film is welded directly to the edges of the hanger strips. In all embodiments the filed objects, such as compact discs, rise smoothly out of the looped file pocket when a hanger is lifted. In all embodiments, an opening or aperture made in the center of the looped bottom prevents round media such as CDs from accidentally rolling out of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Winston Richard MacKelvie
  • Patent number: 6811041
    Abstract: A file suspension device for holding hanging file folders in a box. The file suspension device includes a frame. The frame has an elongate first rod, an elongate second rod, an elongate third rod and an elongate fourth rod. A fastening structure is provided on at least two of the rods for removably fastening each of the at least two rods on the top edge of one of the walls of the box. The fastening structure pinches an upper portion of the wall when the fastening structure is fastened to the wall for retaining an associated rod on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent Juliano
  • Patent number: 6695151
    Abstract: A shelving unit has left- and right-hand side rails for engaging the inner surfaces of opposed sidewalls of a display system. A generally trapezoidal bridge member having its upper lateral edge as the major side, is defined by two outer, longitudinal edges which slope inwardly at a prescribed angle as each moves from the upper lateral edge. The sloping longitudinal edges are adapted for frictionally engaging each respective side rail such that pressure exerted by the bridge member is sufficient to hold each side-rail in place between the inner walls of a display system. Each side rail and the bridge member define an upper surface for supporting a display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Showtime Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Li-Ta Chang, Christopher Thomas Rich, Larry R. Enochs, Mark R. Hernick
  • Publication number: 20040007544
    Abstract: A one piece hanging file made from a a continuous web of a flexible sheet material. In one embodiment, small loops are heat-welded at intervals along the strip creating channels or hems for removable hangers. Larger loops between the channels become the file pockets. In another embodiment spring clips clamp small loops of the strip and have notched overhanging ends to engage the support rails. In another embodiment, laminated film is welded directly to the edges of the hanger strips. In all embodiments the filed objects, such as compact discs, rise smoothly out of the looped file pocket when a hanger is lifted. In all embodiments, an opening or aperture made in the center of the looped bottom prevents round media such a CDs from accidentally rolling out of the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Winston Richard MacKelvie
  • Patent number: 6626602
    Abstract: A hanging file system that makes use of an improved hanging binder. The filing system includes a number of complementary hanging file supports, implementations and accessories. In one aspect of the present invention, the hanging binder makes use of a common center post to support a telescopic section of the hanger members. In another aspect of the present invention, hanging binder supports are designed to complement usage of the hanging binder to provide filing of loose-leaf papers, such as a hanging file sleeve provides support for portable storage of hanging file, a hanging file carrying case provides easy handling of hanging files, and a foldable hanging file base may be folded during shipment or when the case is not in use. In another aspect of the present invention, a hanging binder supports a receptacle, such as an envelope or file pocket, that provides filing of lose papers and/or articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Idea Enhancement Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Man Sum Yuen
  • Patent number: 6564951
    Abstract: A storage and display system may include one or more stackable and alignable storage frames, each storage frame including one or more storage tracks. A movable display frame that may pivot may be used to align a display track with one of the storage tracks to accept an item stored thereon. The display track may be lowered or pivoted to properly display the item, motion of the display frame and track may be controlled by computer. The display frame and track may also be used to load and unload the storage tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: James Hatami
  • Patent number: 6508376
    Abstract: A hanging file basket having a bottom panel, a shorter first side panel, a taller second side panel, a front panel, and a rear panel, the shorter side panel being pivoted to an upright rack at one side of the bottom panel so that a receiving space is defined between the shorter side panel and the bottom panel to receive the taller side panel and the front panel and the rear panel in a collapsed condition after the shorter side panel has been turned to horizontal, the front and rear panels having vertical and horizontal barrels detachably coupled to respective vertical angle rods and horizontal angle rods at the side panels and the upright rack of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Chuang-Chih Chiang
  • Publication number: 20020113028
    Abstract: A shelving unit has left- and right-hand side rails for engaging the inner surfaces of opposed sidewalls of a display system. A generally trapezoidal bridge member having its upper lateral edge as the major side, is defined by two outer, longitudinal edges which slope inwardly at a prescribed angle as each moves from the upper lateral edge. The sloping longitudinal edges are adapted for frictionally engaging each respective side rail such that pressure exerted by the bridge member is sufficient to hold each side-rail in place between the inner walls of a display system. Each side rail and the bridge member define an upper surface for supporting a display item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis Li-Ta Chang, Christopher Thomas Rich, Larry R. Enochs, Mark R. Hernick
  • Patent number: 6364133
    Abstract: An all-plastic module forms a letter-by-legal frame in which file folders can hang. The module is assembled from two identical end pieces and two identical side pieces. Casters can be attached to the module so it can roll on a floor or a desktop. The modules can be stacked. A lid can be detachably secured to a module to prevent dust from settling on the file folders therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Honeyware, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony L. Sheng
  • Publication number: 20020011456
    Abstract: A storage and display system according to the present invention may include one or more stackable and alignable storage frames, each storage frame including one or more storage tracks. A movable display frame that may pivot may be used to align a display track with one of the storage tracks to accept an item stored thereon. The display track may be lowered or pivoted to properly display the item, motion of the display frame and track may be controlled by computer. The display frame and track may also be used to load and unload the storage tracks. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventor: James Hatami
  • Patent number: 6279762
    Abstract: The storage system includes a universal frame adapted to support different inserts, such as a hanging folder, a hanging sling, and a hanging box-shaped insert and is adapted to be supported by various supports, such as bent-wire snap-attach legs, a panel bracket, and rigid box support. The storage system is knockdown and reconfigurable by a user, and thus provides flexibility of use, while taking advantage of common parts. Further, the system can be flexibly used in existing offices having shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Buchalter, Jim Tappel, George J. Simons, Jr., Lawrence L. Laske
  • Patent number: 6227746
    Abstract: A hanging data binder is provided for a stack of paper. The stack of paper is contained between two end pieces that secure the flexible posts passing through the stack. The end pieces include retractable hooks that serve to secure the flexible posts and provide hooks for the hanging data binder. The retractable hooks are slid outwardly to release the flexible posts and inwardly to store the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Acco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Long, Jeffrey S. Lippeth
  • Patent number: 6206206
    Abstract: A rail-mounted hanging file arrangement includes a generally horizontally elongated rail which is supported in upwardly spaced relationship from the worksurface so as to extend generally along but above the rear edge thereof. The rail defines therein a longitudinally elongated slot which opens forwardly of the rail, and a file hanging frame is releasably attached to the rail at substantially any position therealong so that the frame is carried entirely by the rail and projects rearwardly a small distance therefrom to permit conventional hanging type files to be stored just rearwardly of the rail adjacent the rear edge of the worksurface. The file hanging frame includes a pair of generally parallel side legs which are spaced so as to permit a plurality of hanging files to be suspended therebetween, and the hang tabs provided on opposite ends of the files can engage the side legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Saylor, David Byrne, Sheldon Phillips, Edward Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6168031
    Abstract: A hanging file support apparatus having a rectangular top for receiving hanging file folders. The top contains circular support rods of identical cross section fitted into modular cornerpieces having three orthogonal extensions for receiving the rods. A pair of clip-on dividers with a rod extending between them may be attached to the top. The top may be attached to the top edge or inside of a drawer or other workspace through holes in the cornerpieces. The top may also be supported by vertical support rods that are received by the cornerpieces. The vertical rods may be mounted into holes in a drawer, shelf or other workspace. Alternatively, the vertical rods may be mounted into a base comprised of cornerpieces and rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Fulterer USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6123479
    Abstract: A hanging multiple page protector includes a plurality of page protectors, a hanging base, and a retainer member. The hanging base includes an elongated plate with a plurality of peg projections extending from a front thereof. A magnet strip is preferably attached to a back of the handing base. Preferably, at least two attachment lugs extend from one of the lengthwise edges of the hanging base. Each attachment lug has at least one opening disposed therethrough. Each page protector is fabricated from a clear plastic material. The page protector has at least two openings disposed in a top thereof which are positioned to allow insertion of the plurality of peg projections. The bottom of each page preferably has a tab retainer. The tab retainer has an opening for insertion of a tab element. The retainer member has a peripheral edge disposed on a back thereof that is sized to loosely receive the hanging base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: John E. Dumke
  • Patent number: 6109456
    Abstract: Holding frames for hanging sheets of documents, such as posters and charts for storage, retrieval and reorganization of the stored items. Each stored sheet has one or more flat flexible plastic tabs with holes and slits attached to the back top edge. The spacing of the tabs matches the width of the storage frame. The holding frames can be used in two positions, a storage position and a selection position. In the selection position the stored items are easy to separate, review and locate. In the storage position the items are packed tightly. The holding frames are removable from the hanging facility to change the position or for transportation to different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Ted Heinz
  • Patent number: 6012594
    Abstract: A free-standing chart portfolio for display, storing, file acessing and transporting hanging sheets of documents, such as posters and charts (or other large graphics). The portfolio includes one or more storage frame, for receiving sheets having two flat flexible plastic tabs with holes and slits attached to the back top edge. The spacing of the tabs matches the width of the storage frame. The frame can be used in two positions, a storage position and a file access position. In the storage position the sheets are packed tightly. The storage frame is removable from the portfolio to change the position or for transportation to a different location. The portfolio has two hinged covers, which serve as protective covers, or, when opened, as stands of the portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Ted Heinz
  • Patent number: 5971166
    Abstract: An improved box file structure is provide for use in a hanging office drawer file. A pocket member is formed of flat, sheet stock that is folded and fastened in such a way as to form a pair of transverse, mutually parallel retaining panels, a connecting web between the lower extremities of the retaining panels, and end flaps extending between the side edges of the retaining panels. A pair of rigid support bars extend through sleeves formed at the upper extremities of the retaining panels. The support bars have hooks at their ends that engage the rails of the hanging file. The connecting web and the end panels are each divided in half by a fold. The central fold in the connecting web is parallel to the support bars, while the folds that divide the end panels in half are perpendicular thereto. The structure of the pocket sheet may thereby be collapsed fully to bring the retaining panels into face-to-face contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Patent number: 5967337
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage structure and hook system for securing recording media storage devices and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Brian P. Fitzburgh
  • Patent number: 5942293
    Abstract: A file marker for marking the position of material removed from a file drawer or similar receptacle is disclosed. The file marker comprises a relatively flat body portion having a body side edge, a clip body extending from the body side edge, and a clip extending downwardly from the clip body and defining a gap adjacent to the body side edge for receiving a file rail. The clip is resiliently biased toward the body portion and is resiliently movable to adjust the size of the gap for receiving file rails of varying widths. The adjustable clip is particularly beneficial for accommodating the assorted types of file rails typically found in lateral files and file drawers in office furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: A.I.P. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Occhipinti, Peter Occhipinti, Salvatore Occhipinti
  • Patent number: 5934489
    Abstract: A rack for simultaneously displaying a multiplicity of different items for retail sale is disclosed. The rack is mounted on a vertical surface and is integrally formed from bent wire stock. The rack has a primary support of interconnected segments symmetrically disposed about a centerline in a stepped or zig-zag pattern to form a "V" shape. Stiffening elements made of wire stock are welded to the primary support between segments parallel to the vertical surface on opposite sides of the rack centerline. Display items are hung from segments disposed perpendicularly to the vertical surface. "Z" shaped segments engage mounting holes in the vertical surface, thereby attaching the rack to the surface. A finger projects from the primary support along the rack centerline, providing an additional item support segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: DNZ Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David B. Dusel, Colin Duncan
  • Patent number: 5931301
    Abstract: A carpet swatch holder in accordance with the present invention is constructed from a single sheet of extruded plastic or other suitable material. T-shaped structures or channels protrude from the faces of the sheet. Carpet swatches placed on the sheet so that at least two edges are inserted between the crossbar of the T-shaped structure and the face of the sheet. The channels are spaced at one or more predetermined intervals to allow swatches of any desired size to be inserted into the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Interface, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Hadden, Raymond A. Berard
  • Patent number: 5890604
    Abstract: A tab/hook like device for hanging posters and charts (or other large graphics) for storage, retrieval and reorganization. One or more flat flexible plastic tabs with holes and slits, acting as easily opened and automatically closing tabs, are attached to the back top edge of the posters or charts to be stored. If multiple tabs are used, then the tabs are separated at a preestablished intervals along the top edge of the poster or chart. (Alternatively one long tab may be used spanning the same distance at the top of the poster or chart.) These tab/hooks holding a poster or chart are snapped onto the rods or rings of a holding rack. Because the posters and charts are hanging they are easy to separate, review and locate; and because the tab/hooks are flexible, individual posters or charts may easily be removed from the rack and placed back again on the rack in any other position within the established sequence of posters or charts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Ted Heinz
  • Patent number: 5873642
    Abstract: A hanging file bar support assembly for a drawer includes at least one elongate rail with opposing ends adapted to be mounted on opposite walls of a drawer and at least one clip supported on the rail which has a clip body. The clip body is provided with a hook member extending from the front side of the clip body near an end of the clip body which engages a top edge of the rail and a detent member extending from its opposite end which engages a bottom edge of the rail. The clip body also has a cantilever member extending from its back side which is adapted to support an end of a hanging file bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventor: Georg Domenig
  • Patent number: 5815903
    Abstract: A packaging system is provided wherein a support structure such as a container, bin or rack having a free edge is converted into an apparatus for at least temporarily storing one or more objects in a suspended manner. The system generally includes at least one hanger bar profile, at least one hanger bar or both from one or more compliant receptacles are suspended. The one or more compliant receptacles can be made from a variety of different materials but are generally capable of conforming to the overall geometry of objects contained therein. Further, the receptacles are generally accessible for the insertion and removal of objects through an opening provided along the top edge. Methods of converting support structures into apparatuses for at least temporarily storing one or more objects in a suspended state are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Packing Material Company
    Inventors: James Foster, Jack Smylie
  • Patent number: 5795040
    Abstract: A hanging file folder support device, either free standing within, or as a connected part of, an annular drawer having a generally flat upright facing panel, upright parallel side panels, an upright back and a horizontal bottom panel. When viewed from above, these drawer components define a parallelogram having included acute angles. The device includes two spaced apart generally parallel hanging file folder support rails each having orthogonally oriented aligned portions forming a zigzag pattern along the length thereof when viewed from above. These support rails are either attached to the drawer side panels or are preferably free standing within the drawer either by two parallel cross frames each connected between each end of the support rails or as defined by upper margins of the sides of a frame such as that of molded thin-wall plastic and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventor: Mary C. Simmons