Stacked Articles Patents (Class 211/49.1)
  • Patent number: 11007530
    Abstract: A holder (10) receives and stores laboratory vessels for samples, microorganisms, cell cultures or the like, with a housing (14), and at least one receptacle (20) for the laboratory vessels. The receptacle (20) extends along a loading axis (L) in the housing (14) and is configured such that the laboratory vessels can be introduced into the receptacle (20) and can be stacked on top of each other therein, wherein the receptacle (20) in the housing (14) has a loading opening (20a) to permit loading. On an underside (18) arranged remote from the loading opening (20a), the receptacle (20) has an unloading opening (20b), which can be closed by means of a closure mechanism (38) arranged in the housing (14). The closure mechanism (38) is provided with a slide (40, 42), via which the slide (40, 42) is movable to the unloading opening (20b) to permit closure and is movable from the unloading opening (20b) to an opening position to permit opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ANDREAS HETTICH GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Klaus-Günter Eberle
  • Patent number: 11000132
    Abstract: A product display unit for displaying products includes a track defining a non-linear path and a pusher that moves along the non-linear path. The pusher is configured to move the products along the non-linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Marmon Foodservice Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marty Illers
  • Patent number: 10940787
    Abstract: A landscape equipment holder includes a “bracket in proximity to a spring-biased pivoting latch. The latch is capable of being removably secured over the bracket to entrap a elongated portion of landscape equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jason W. Woosley
  • Patent number: 10775400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a feeding system (10) having a feeding apparatus (30) for conveying laboratory vessels for samples, microorganisms, cell cultures or the like, and a carrier (12) having one or plural holders (16) for storing laboratory vessels, which feeding apparatus (30) has a loading area (36) and an unloading area (46) remote from the loading area (36) in which plural laboratory vessels can be stored in a vertically stacked configuration, with each receiving unit (34) being coupled to an endless conveyor unit (38) which transports the receiving unit (34) from the loading area (36) to the unloading area (46), and in which the carrier (12) can be used to introduce laboratory vessels into one or plural receiving units (34) in the loading area (36), for which purpose the carrier (12) is at least partially slid over the at least one receiving unit (34) which is to be loaded or unloaded, and for this purpose has projections (28, 32) and/or recesses that are associated with the carrier (12) and are provi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Klaus-Guenter Eberle
  • Patent number: 10683160
    Abstract: The disclosure provides at least an apparatus, method and system for a pill dispenser. The pill dispenser may be capable of dispensing a predetermined number of pills, and may include a push button; a container capable of containing a plurality of pills and including, at substantially an end portion thereof, a pill exit, and, on an inner circumference thereof, a threaded track; a cap that removably connects the push button and the container; and a dispenser fittedly positioned within the container. The dispenser may include a spring; threads capable of being rotatably received by the threaded track upon actuation of the push button; at least one pill stop at a portion thereof substantially adjacent to the pill exit; and a ramp therewithin capable of guiding ones of the plurality of pills to the pill stop upon compression of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NYPRO INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Petit
  • Patent number: 10670169
    Abstract: A stackable bracket includes a base, and a plurality of clips configured to extend from the base. Each of the plurality of clips is configured to include a pair of holding members, each of the holding members of the plurality of clips is configured to define an opening configured to receive one of a plurality of cables or ducts, and the openings of each pair of holding members are configured to be aligned with one another in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Harvey Etheridge, Kim Leeson
  • Patent number: 10337667
    Abstract: A modular, motorized camera slider system for use with various camera devices, including mobile phones and small, lightweight portable video cameras. A motorized shuttle, straight and curved connectable track pieces, and removable bipod legs enables users to add controlled linear movements to video and time lapse photography. The motorized shuttle supports a camera and moves along the connected tracks, which in turn are supported by the bipod legs or other support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DYNO EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Matthews, Christopher M. Szczur
  • Patent number: 9890514
    Abstract: A stackable bucket having a floor, a back wall, and two side walls has a tapered front to back floor but wherein the back wall is substantially rectangular. A diagonal bend allows each side plate to connect to the tapered floor and to the rectangular back wall. Gussets and double-ended reverse hooks may also be used to provide spacing between nested buckets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Wright, Bob Beales
  • Patent number: 9801459
    Abstract: A dumbbell sling for transporting a plurality of dumbbells with one hand is provided. The dumbbell sling may provide spaced apart rails. Each rail extends from a top end to a bottom end, wherein each top end provides a handle, and wherein each bottom end provides a pair of elbows interconnecting the opposing bottom ends. The rails may be dimensioned apart to accommodate the handle of dumbbells for sliding there between so to be stacked on the pair of elbows, whereby the use may tote a plurality of dumbbells with a single hand manipulating the top end handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Mundy
  • Patent number: 9624044
    Abstract: A rack for a heavy equipment bucket having a rectangular base and two vertical posts. Each vertical post has one or more upwardly angled extending protrusions. A series of double ended reverse hooks are provided with the rack for stacking heavy equipment buckets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Steve Wright, Bob Beales
  • Patent number: 9549599
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a stackable container for gemstones that has an optically clear lid having an optically planar upper surface with a first optical property, such as a refractive index. The lid has an underside coating of a clear gel adhesive having a second optical property matched with the first optical property to minimize optical distortion. The gel releasably adheres gemstones to the lid. The base and lid of the stackable container clamp releasably together without hinges and without a snap fit closure. The container has a gemstone containment volume wherein gemstones appear to “float” and can be examined. For stackability, an upper region of the lid mounts releasably to an underside of a base of a like second stackable container; and the base mounts releasably to an upper region of a lid of a like third stackable container such that a plurality of stackable containers are stackable in an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Margo O'Tyson Bedman, Peter George Carlier, Lisa Brooks Pike
  • Patent number: 9433305
    Abstract: A retainer assembly for an associated merchandising structure includes a planar divider mounted to the associated merchandising structure with the divider including a first side, a second side, a front end and a rear end. A first retainer is pivotally mounted to a first side of the divider adjacent the front end thereof. A second retainer is pivotally mounted to the second side of the divider adjacent the front end thereof. The first and second retainers are biased into an orientation normal to the plane of the divider. Each of the first and second retainers is adapted to pivot omnidirectionally in relation to the plane of the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Gerald Matthew Szpak, Shane Obitts, Michael Eric Liedtke, Matthew Grubbs
  • Patent number: 9392882
    Abstract: A merchandising system for a displaying a plurality of products is disclosed. The system comprises a base and a pusher member. The base includes a product-supporting surface and a track disposed beneath the product-supporting surface. The base defines a longitudinal axis. The pusher member is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the base and is configured to slide longitudinally with respect to the base. The pusher member includes a base-contacting surface and a plurality of legs downwardly depending from the base-contacting surface. Each of the plurality of legs is configured to mechanically engage the track. The track includes a discontinuity to enable the legs of the pusher member to selectively mechanically engage the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Display Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Pichel
  • Patent number: 9287538
    Abstract: An electric storage apparatus in which a first projecting portion projecting on one side and a second projecting portion projecting on the opposite side of the one side are formed at different positions in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the first and second projecting portions project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Yasutaka Miyawaki, Hiroshi Yamashiro, Hiroaki Tao, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Yusuke Sawada
  • Patent number: 9138092
    Abstract: A footwear hanger including a central stem having support arms for supporting footwear where the arms are attached to the stem and the hanger has a suspension means for attaching the hanger to a display. The stem has a V-shaped or Y-shaped cross-section along at least part of its length which allows the footwear hanger to be easily stacked one on top of the other when stored without footwear being attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Wright, Mark Segasby
  • Patent number: 9030827
    Abstract: A server includes a casing, a bottom plate, a first hard disk module, a second hard disk module, and a lifting device. The bottom plate is disposed in the casing and configured to be sliding relative to the casing. The first hard disk module is movably disposed on the bottom plate. The first hard disk module includes a track. The second hard disk module is fixed on the bottom plate and disposed behind the first hard disk module. The lifting device moves up the first hard disk module when the bottom plate is pulled out of the casing, and the lifting device moves down the first hard disk module when the bottom plate is pushed into the casing. A drawer lifting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chung-Hua Jen
  • Publication number: 20150122754
    Abstract: A coin holder is provided which has a base portion and at least one elongate trough defined in the base portion. Each trough is sized and shaped to receive a stack of a particular denomination of coins. A plurality of regularly-spaced grooves is formed in the bottom surface of at least one trough. The grooves are oriented transversely to the trough. Each one of the grooves is adapted to receive one of the coins in the stack. The grooves are spaced apart so that every nth coin in the stack is received in one of the grooves. The grooves are shaped so that every nth coin in the stack is laterally displaced from adjacent coins in a generally vertical direction to provide a discernible pattern in the stack of coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Leong Jung
  • Publication number: 20150101998
    Abstract: A double-wide, drive in storage rack assembly for supporting loads on pallets including horizontal truss beams and stiffener panels at load-supporting levels constructed to increase the rigidity of the rack and/or minimize the amount of steel used in the rack. In some examples, the storage rack assembly includes mill-building bracing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Steel King Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Arlin Dennis Keck
  • Patent number: 8998004
    Abstract: Disclosed are a conveyance rack for retaining and conveying resilience-memory metal rings and a method for retaining the metal rings. The conveyance rack is provided with a base and a plurality of retaining shafts which extend parallel to each other, being erected on the base, and which are provided with, on the side walls thereof, a plurality of protrusions abutting on the lower end surfaces of the metal rings. The protrusions abut on the lower end surfaces of the metal rings by point contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Watabe, Masaomi Saruyama, Kensuke Shiota
  • Patent number: 8991602
    Abstract: The present invention provides a module used for stacking thin panels that allows for stacking of a plurality of thin panels in the vertical direction efficiently and stably. The module includes a sandwiching support portion, a load transmitting portion, and a positioning portion. The sandwiching support portion sandwiches and supports the thin panel. The load transmitting portion is coupled with the sandwiching support portion, and transmits the weight of the thin panel in the vertical direction. The positioning portion relatively positions thin panels, which are stacked in the vertical direction, in the horizontal direction. The sandwiching support portion includes a lower plate-shaped body and a vertical wall. The lower plate-shaped body is disposed on a lower portion of the module. The vertical wall extends upward from an outer edge of the lower plate-shaped body to form an approximately C-shaped cross-sectional surface in conjunction with the lower plate-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Hitachi Transport System, Ltd., Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kashima, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Takeshi Matsue, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Koichiro Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150076089
    Abstract: A guide assembly for a displaying a plurality of products is disclosed. The guide assembly includes a base, a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. The base includes a product-supporting surface defining a longitudinal axis. Each lateral wall includes a plurality of support members and a rail. The support members extend upwardly from a lateral side of the base. The rail is spaced above the base and extends along portions of the support members. A proximal-most support member of the first lateral wall is longitudinally offset from a proximal-most support member of the second lateral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Howard
  • Publication number: 20150076090
    Abstract: An article store is provided with vertical main supports, front and rear crossmembers arranged transversally to the storage and retrieval directions and fastened on the main supports, and at least one bearing profile extending in the storage and retrieval directions and supported vertically relative to the front crossmember. The upper side of the bearing profile is located in a plane higher than the upper edge of the front crossmember and forms a bearing device for the articles. The bearing profile is supported vertically on the front crossmember by a support whose upper end is connected to the bearing profile. The front crossmember is provided with form-fit structures in order to fix the vertical support of the bearing profile at least in the longitudinal crossmember direction. The lower end of the support engages form-fit structures of the front crossmember.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mark B. J. Heijmink
  • Patent number: 8973881
    Abstract: A modular support assembly is provided for supporting a useful and/or decorative article. Each module of the assembly adheres to adjacent module(s) via a magnetic force attraction. The height of the modular assembly can be adjusted, as desired, by the addition/removal of various modules to/from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Miodrag Mihajlovic
  • Patent number: 8955696
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to storage systems for milk bags. A storage system for milk bags receives milk bags and management of the stored milk bags. The milk bags are stored in compartments for easy storage and retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Tina Ting-Yuan Wang, Chih-Cheng Tai, Michael Clair Houston
  • Patent number: 8943719
    Abstract: Greeting cards can be organized into multiple sender profiles. Greeting cards for each profile are displayed in one or more displays. The display can include one or more tiered display panels. Each tiered display panel can include multiple rows of pockets for displaying greeting cards in a full-facing or partial facing manner and captions at one or more of the pockets to display the internal content of the greeting cards. The display also can include a display panel identifying the sender profile associated with the apparatus. Each sender profile can be assigned a unique color which is applied to the display panel associated with the respective sender profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Julie Post-Smith, Steve Laserson, Anne Marie Thomas, Margey Lowery, Sharon Schneider, Carly Price, Valeria Cardoso, Christian Schmidt, Mark Jones, Paul Mougey, Travis Lee, John Grimley, Jay Highland, Katie Doran, Lori Mukoyama
  • Patent number: 8893888
    Abstract: A package of coasters comprises a plurality of coasters arranged in a stack and a flexible binding. The flexible binding engages a side portion of each of the plurality of coasters within the stack. The flexible binding includes an adhesive layer to retain each of the plurality of coasters within the stack. The adhesive layer permits at least one coaster to be releasably removed from an original position within the stack. A clear cover may be placed on the uppermost one of the coasters. And, a peelable strap may be affixed to the stack on another side surface of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Magnet Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Todd, Anne M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140318085
    Abstract: A bag rack and dispensing system and method of packaging and dispensing items, such as food, is disclosed. The bag rack and dispensing system includes a rack that is formed of a base assembly and a hanger assembly on which multiple storage bags can be hung. A method of using the bag rack and dispensing system for packaging and dispensing food items includes, but is not limited to, the steps of hanging the storage bags on the rack of the bag rack and dispensing system, opening the frontmost storage bag, holding open or proping open the storage bag using a hooking device, placing the food item(s) or any other types of item(s) into the storage bag, removing the hooking device, if used, closing the storage bag, and removing the filled storage bag from the rack of the bag rack and dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Inno-Pak, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Sill, Christopher T. Sill
  • Publication number: 20140311995
    Abstract: A vertical storage system for efficiently storing large items in a vertical manner thereby conserving floor space. The vertical storage system generally includes a frame, a plurality of platforms slidably positioned within the frame, a plurality of connecting members slidably connected between the platforms and a winch device connected to the uppermost platform. Lifting the uppermost platform results in the raising of the next platform beneath the uppermost platform and so forth. Lowering the uppermost platform lowers all of the platforms until the lowest platform is at the bottom with the remaining platforms lowered until stacked upon one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Vidir Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Jason T. Reimer, Melvin R. Penner, Sidney Dueck
  • Publication number: 20140311997
    Abstract: The creation is a rack for cup objects, which provides a rack easy to use and capable of placing cup objects, including: an integrated bended form of two vertical rods providing with symmetrical, vertically separated aligned oblique projections, wherein the oblique projections are inclined to the two vertical rods with oblique angles, a space is formed between upper and lower oblique projections, the space may contain embedded cup objects, and the oblique projection may be used to jam the cup cover of the cup object such that the effect that the cup object is positioned, undetached, and thus multiple cup objects may be positioned in alignment and easy to access is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Fang-Yin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140284289
    Abstract: A bottle support system designed for commercial and residential storage of single bottles. The design consists of one or more wavy surfaces that have a section with the shape of a periodic wave, where the distance representing the period of the wave allows bottles to sit in secure manner. The first row of bottles sitting on the wavy surface, creates the base for the second row. Multiple rows can be stacked on each other creating an space efficient bottle storage. This simple and inexpensive design, allows transforming any horizontal surface like a wood shelf, wire-frame shelf or cabinet space into a high density bottle storage, adding strength to the structural base and creating a solid support for several rows of bottles. The bottle support system presented in this invention can accommodate bottles with different diameters and lengths using the same parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140259837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical fluid infusion system configured for pumping a fluid to a patient. The system includes one or more modular pump devices, such as infusion pumps, each of which is fluidly attached to an IV bag for infusing a liquid from the IV bag to a patient through at least one fluid line. A pole assembly of the medical fluid infusion system is configured to maintain the pumps and IV bags in a vertical alignment that eliminates or minimizes variations in pumping accuracy due to head pressure between the bags and the infusion pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Belliveau, Rizaldy Mata, Joanne Pester-Dewan
  • Publication number: 20140268743
    Abstract: An arrangement of decorative elements includes a frame, a plurality of strands of ornaments supported from the frame, a plurality of slats supported from the frame, and wherein the plurality of slats are interspersed with the plurality of strands of ornaments to define a row of strands of ornaments and slats. The frame may include an inner support for supporting the plurality of strands of ornaments and slats, and an outer support that extends around a peripheral edge of the inner support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Saewoo PARK
  • Publication number: 20140217040
    Abstract: A system for holding nested boxes features a rack including a support, a pair of generally parallel vertical members mounted to the support and a number of generally parallel horizontal members extending between the pair of vertical members. The system also features a box holder assembly including a base featuring a hook portion and a channel. The hook portion of the box holder assembly engages one of the horizontal members of the rack. A fixed arm is attached to the base. An adjustable arm features a sliding section positioned in the channel of the base. A spring urges the adjustable arm towards the fixed arm so that the fixed arm and the adjustable arm engage the nested boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Wosoba, Gene Dearing
  • Publication number: 20140202968
    Abstract: A storage rack having a flexible moment frame adapted for receiving pallets with stored goods. The frame flexes or floats when a vector, lateral force “V” is applied thereto, such as an earthquake. The frame includes spaced apart vertical posts. A plurality of sets of horizontal load and cross beams are releasably attached along a length of the vertical posts. When the lateral, vector force “V’ is applied to the moment frame, a top portion of the frame is displaced from the vertical at an angle “? Flexible”. This angle is greater than an angle “? Rigid” for similar storage racks with rigid frames. Thus with this angle of flexiblity, the moment frame reduces potential damage to the stored goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew L. Kirby
  • Patent number: 8777019
    Abstract: The portable beverage rack of the present invention is a generally square or rectangular receptacle which may safely store one or more bottles in u-shaped channels which cradle the bottles and prevent movement of the bottles while in transit or while travelling on a boat or an RV. The u-shaped channels may contain a rubber pad on the inside surface to prevent sliding, rolling or other lateral movement of the bottles. The portable beverage rack also contains a securement mechanism, such as a strap, buckle or band which extends over the top of the bottles to prevent vertical movement of the bottles. Additionally, the rack includes means to attach the rack to a wall or other vertical surface using a separate wall mounted base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Amy L. Dovell
  • Publication number: 20140190913
    Abstract: A merchandising system that improves the merchandising of product by limiting the number and the frequency with which product can be removed from, for example, a merchandising shelf. The merchandising system may include a base configured to support product and a housing configured to engage the base. The housing may comprise a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front retaining wall mounted to the base at an angle. The system may further include a spring-urged pusher movably mounted on the base. The system may further include an opening defined by the first side wall and the front retaining wall through which product may be removed. The system may also include the use of over-the-air power to power any of the shelf components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, David S. Breslow, Gideon Schlessinger
  • Publication number: 20140183148
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments of the present invention various types of magnetic cookware stands are provided, allowing pots, pans and the like to be stored with their diametral dimension in a substantial vertical position, resting on a side. The cookware stands are provided with embedded magnets or magnetic devices, so as to either attach to a bottom surface of a pot or a pan, or to a handle of a pot or a pan. In some exemplary embodiments, a stand can be made up of various magnetically interconnected modular units, each unit able to hold one pan, and a user can configure how many of such units a desired cookware stand comprises. The technology allows such pans to be conveniently stored, without resting upon, or even touching, one another. Because they can be oriented vertically in such exemplary devices, storage space is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Allure Home Creation Co., Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140186149
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for palletizing cargo on a rack for shipment are provided. The system generally includes a tiered rack having a base tier, a support framework extending from the base tier, and a second tier adjustably attached to the support framework. The system may further include a plurality of lower frame support members positioned longitudinally across the bottom of the base tier, and a plurality of pneumatically actuated rollers spaced to cooperatively engage the plurality of lower frame support members, the rollers being selectively extendable from a plurality of raised tracks positioned longitudinally along a floor of the railcar, where the rollers are configured to pneumatically extend past an upper surface of the track when actuated and allow for linear motion thereover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: American Refrigerated Express, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Campbell, Art Shoener
  • Patent number: 8767382
    Abstract: A server rack according to the present invention mounts a plurality of servers. The server rack includes a plurality of central power supply units, each of which arranged between the plurality of servers with regular intervals, each of the plurality of central power supply units supplying electric power to one or more of the servers; and a direct-current power supply cable that connects the server and the central power supply unit. The direct-current power supply cable connects each of the servers and the central power supply units within a range of a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20140175033
    Abstract: An electronic device rack includes a first support leg, a second support leg substantially parallel to the first support leg, and a mounting member mounted between the first support leg and the second support leg, without the use of screws. The first support leg defines a plurality of latching holes and a plurality of installation holes. The mounting member includes a member body, a first latching tab extending from the member body, and a protrusion extending from the member body. The latching tab is engaged in two adjacent latching holes to prevent the mounting member from moving along a first direction substantially perpendicular to the first support leg. The resilient piece is engaged in one of the plurality of latching holes to prevent the mounting member from moving a third direction opposite to the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140175032
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for the storage of merchandise in a vending machine includes a base plate, and a number of goods channels for mounting on the base plate. The base plate defines two first slots. Each of the two first slots includes a first opening and a second opening. Each of the goods channels includes a first hook and a second hook and a number of complementary openings and slots to allow each channel to be secured on the base plate against both horizontal and vertical movement, without the use of screws or rivets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: YUN-LUNG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140131297
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display structure that supports products in a display area within reach of a customer location. The apparatus further includes a panel structure supported for movement along upper and lower tracks. The panel structure has a transparent viewing section and indicia relating to the products, but is not configured to support any products itself. The panel structure also has horizontally opposite side edges spaced apart at a width that is less than the width of the display area. A frame structure supports the upper and lower tracks at locations that provide the panel structure with a path of movement interposed between the customer location and the display area. The path of movement includes positions in which the display area can be reached from the customer location past either of the opposite side edges of the panel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Jamie B. Peltz, Kevin M. Shepard, Thomas M. Gordon, Raymond A. Phelps, Richard B. Young
  • Publication number: 20140124463
    Abstract: A manual bottom supporting shelf allocation and management system for allocating shelf space among rows of products and for moving the rows of products toward the shelf front includes a plurality of adjacent shelf allocating and managing units. Each unit includes a base and side divider wherein at least one row of products is positioned on the base adjacent the laterally supporting divider. Each unit is a modular tray which may be, while filled with a row of products, lifted clear of the shelf and moved to another shelf location. A backstop is behind the products so that the products may be manually moved towards the front of the shelf when the backstop is drawn forward while the base remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: William R. Goehring
  • Patent number: 8714373
    Abstract: A stackable glide rack includes an elongated member having a plurality of vertical partitions forming at least one row for storing a plurality of beverage containers, multiple protrusions and indentations for allowing a group of individual glide racks to be stacked in a vertical manner and an identification unit for identifying a type of beverage container stored in each row. When so oriented, a plurality of glide racks can provide an increased product selection choices without occupying additional space in a refrigerated display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Devin Danehy
  • Publication number: 20140112752
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes a divider secured to a support structure and a barrier that is moveable by rotation between a folded position and an upright position without a rotation biasing element. A product positioned in the system can contact the barrier when the product moves toward the forward end of the system and rotate the barrier from the folded position to the upright position. The system may include a rotational mounting structure to which the moveable barrier is connected. The rotational mounting structure may be removably connected to the forward end of the divider. The merchandise display system may be used in conjunction with a product tray which provides for product stored in the product tray to be slid from in the product tray into the product pocket of the merchandise display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen N. Hardy, Stuart Parsons
  • Publication number: 20140083961
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes a mounting member adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure. A tile is connected to the mounting member. The tile extends away from the mounting member so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The tile includes a first portion located in a first plane and a protrusion located in a second plane spaced from the first plane. The protrusion is linked to the mounting member. The tile is configured to be movable in relation to the mounting member thereby allowing selective access to a desired portion of at least one of the first and second associated merchandising structures. The connection between the protrusion and the mounting member enables movement of the tile in relation to the mounting member via at least one of pivoting and sliding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen D. Wamsley, Robert Gray, Paul A. Mueller, Daniel J. Kump, Curtis Taylor, James J. Rataiczak, III
  • Publication number: 20140069880
    Abstract: A firearm magazine storage rack for holding firearm magazines is shown. The rack includes a housing having a back wall with a top edge, a bottom edge, opposing side edges and a bottom wall extending perpendicularly from the bottom edge. A plurality of bottom engagement assemblies extend from the back wall positioned proximate the top edge and a plurality of top engagement assemblies extend from the back wall positioned proximate the bottom edge. Each of the plurality of top engagement assemblies is positioned above a corresponding one of the plurality of bottom engagement assemblies with a space therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Spilotro
  • Publication number: 20140054248
    Abstract: A tree display for displaying potted trees. The tree display includes a longitudinal beam supported vertically above a support surface by beam supports. A plurality of tree supports are longitudinally spaced along the longitudinal beam. The tree supports include a tree restraint which removably restrains a trunk or stem of the tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Poly-Tex Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Crombie
  • Publication number: 20140034591
    Abstract: A shelf system includes a support member that accommodates an associated object for display and dispensing. The support member includes a front end and a rear end. A mounting portion is disposed adjacent the support member rear end. The mounting portion includes a first member which connects to an associated upright and a second member which is operatively connected to the support member. A pin is connected to one of the first and second members and a sleeve is connected to the other of the first and second members, wherein the sleeve selectively accommodates the pin. A fastener is provided for selectively securing the pin in the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald Matthew Szpak, Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Matthew Grubbs, Joe Walton, Robert Govia, James J. Kopco
  • Publication number: 20140001130
    Abstract: A display assembly may be fitted with display advertisements. The assembly may be affixed to pre-existing cooler doors, including those that do not permit a bracket to completely surround it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Nolan English