Vertical Partition Horizontally Slidable Patents (Class 220/534)
  • Patent number: 10149555
    Abstract: A shelf partition has a front panel and an adjustable length side panel with first and second portions. The second portion is slidably connected with the first portion to adjust the length of the side panel between an expanded position in which the second portion overlaps some of the first portion and a retracted position in which the second portion overlaps more of the first portion. The first portion projects rearwardly from the front panel. The first portion and the second portion have opposite forward and rearward edges. The first portion forward edge is adjacent the front panel. The second portion forward edge is closer to the front panel than the second portion rearward edge. The first portion top peripheral edge has a region tapering toward the first portion rearward edge. The second portion top peripheral edge has a region tapering toward the second portion forward edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Robert Collette
  • Patent number: 10130104
    Abstract: The variable length baking equipment divider is an invention geared towards maximizing existing baking equipment versatility. The invention is an apparatus used to divide existing cooking equipment into isolated areas to substantially reduce fluid or physical contact for preparing one or more types of food at once. Features of the apparatus are a housing component with a triangular structure; one or more arm components which attach to the housing component. The one or more arm components are configured to expand and retract from the housing component. The base of the housing component and a base of the one or more arm components are effectively in a same horizontal plane so cooking equipment may be effectively partitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Justin Bauer
  • Patent number: 9340238
    Abstract: An extrusion is provided that may be used in the construction of a framework assembly and that is lighter, stronger and less expensive than previously available extrusions. In various aspects, the extrusion generally has four sides and is quadrangular in cross-section. A web member may extend the inside of the cross-section of the extrusion between two of the sides. The web member thus may bisect the interior of extrusion forming a first interior cavity and a second interior cavity. The first and second cavities may be equally dimensioned in cross-section. The extrusion may be a metal extrusion formed from aluminum and/or steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Glorio J. Patsy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150144639
    Abstract: Described herein is a skid for transporting and storing pallets. The pallets may be loaded with any cargo but in one example are loaded with drilling mud or its components. The skid comprises a base, and a container on the base defining a plurality of compartments each sized to hold a loaded pallet. The container comprises a floor, interior side walls, and exterior side walls, which together define the compartments. The exterior side walls are situated at the periphery of the skid, and each of the exterior side walls is removable to permit a compartment to be accessed, and a pallet to be easily loaded or unloaded from the periphery of the skid. Pallets may be individually accessed from the outside of the skid, and may be removed from the skid by workers using available equipment, with no need to climb, mount, or enter the skid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: John EWANEK
  • Patent number: 8985378
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact having an expansive base member containing a series of upwardly-facing product wells to accommodate one or more cosmetic items, the compact further having a cover member, and having a shuttle piece interposed between the base member and cover member. The various parts have cooperating slide components for permitting relative movement of the members in four opposed directions. A versatile, four way slide compact construction is thus made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Chang
  • Patent number: 7854334
    Abstract: A standardized or basic product display device is provided with a standard front barrier for identifying and restraining a spring-urged column of displayed products in conjunction with a plurality of secondary barrier elements which can be easily and securely mounted onto the primary barrier to accommodate reconfiguration and enlargement of the display device. The secondary elements have lower portions of inverted U-shaped configuration which can be selectively applied over external edge margins of the primary barrier and secured thereto by locking detents. The secondary barrier element enables the front barrier of the display device to be enlarged, both in width and height to accommodate larger product packages than contemplated for the standard display device in its minimum configuration. In one form, the secondary barrier element has a vertical extension of narrow width, providing effective restraint of tall packages while maximizing visibility of the front of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O. Nagel, Joseph F. Kologe
  • Publication number: 20100101186
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a lid, a bottom and a compactor. The compactor is contained within the container and serves to collect, accumulate or compact any loose products within the container. The compactor and lid can mate such that rotation of the lid can transfer torque to the compactor to adjust a storage portion of the cavity of the container to collect, accumulate or compact the loose product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: J.L. CLARK, INC.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Joseph P. Valley, III
  • Publication number: 20090255937
    Abstract: A food storage and transport device includes a substantially hollow housing member manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape. An access mechanism is disposed on such housing at a first predetermined location for accessing an interior portion of such housing. At least one support member, manufactured from a second predetermined material and having a second predetermined shape and a second predetermined size, is disposed within such housing at a second predetermined location for receiving and supporting at least one of at least one baking sheet, at least one tray, at least one pan, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: BOBBI L. HARTZ, Andrew J. Hartz
  • Patent number: 7163119
    Abstract: Divider system for dividing drawers or the like in sections by means of using an individual divider or by attaching dividers together with a clip and expanding to the desired planar dimensions. Divider is one continuous piece with a main body and a perpendicular flange and is provided with a slot extending the length of the surface and the flange. The clips are inserter into the slots for attaching the dividers together end to end, perpendicular, and parallel allowing adjustability and expandability. A bifurcated clip provides tension to securely adjoin individual dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Patricia Ann Besselman
  • Patent number: 6415922
    Abstract: A tool case includes first and second housings pivotal about a central spine to present a book-shaped configuration. Within each housing are walls having a plurality of post-shaped flanges therealong. A tool accessory tray includes a shelf having recesses for a snap fit engagement of the particular tool accessory therein. At the opposed end of the shelves are recesses for slidably seating the flanges therein so as to releasably maintain the tray within the housing. The tray type and number may thus be varied for releasable seating within each housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Benny Lee
  • Patent number: 6279299
    Abstract: A file block or a drawer filler for supporting file folders, envelopes, and the like within file drawers or containers. The file block has a rectangular structure with six rectangular walls. At least one wall resiliently extends outward, which creates pressure against file folders and the like to be supported. Also disclosed is a blank for the file block, from which the file block is easily assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin L. Lee
  • Patent number: 6085932
    Abstract: A container having walls and defining a space between the walls in which articles may be contained. The container includes a partition and attachment. The attachment is operable, in use, to adjustably attach the partition to the container within the space, to form a smaller space of variable size. The attachment includes complementary formations on the container and on the partition, which mate so attach the partition to the container. There is sufficient resilience in or associated with the complementary formations to allow the partition to be adjusted along an adjustment direction by the application of sufficient force in that direction fo force the complementary formations tp disengage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventor: Andrew Christopher Cope
  • Patent number: 6024241
    Abstract: A box divider used in conjunction with boxes having differing side wall thicknesses includes a vertical partition which carries locking assemblies on its opposing sides. The locking assemblies operationally engage a pair of mounting pins horizontally extending within the interior of the box. The locking assemblies are vertically adjustable and abuttingly contact ribs formed along the body of the mounting pins. The bottom of the partition includes a base having a series of spikes depending therefrom which penetrate the bottom surface of the box to thereby hold the same securely in place. The back surfaces of the locking assemblies are formed having a high coefficient of friction, to thereby frictionally engaging the interior surface of the box. The locking assemblies each preferably include a guide having a vertical channel onto which is slidably mounted a wedge having a channel in registration with the channel formed in the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald J. Keillor
  • Patent number: 5961171
    Abstract: The present invention aims at holding articles within a vehicular trunk firmly without sliding movement during vehicular running by means of a partition member provided in the trunk. According to the vehicular trunk partitioning device of the invention, the partition member is attached on one side thereof to the floor or a side wall of a vehicular trunk so as to be pivotable around the one side. The partition member is urged pivotally toward the floor or the side wall of the trunk around the one side. Preferably, the partition member can extend and retract in a telescopic fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Shunichi Iijima
  • Patent number: 5816433
    Abstract: A portable cooler 10 includes an insulated body 12 presenting an interior space and an open top, and an insulated cover 14 for closing off the body. A storage compartment 16 extends through an opening 26 in the side wall 20 of the body into the interior space, and includes top, bottom and side walls 28, 30, 32 that are spaced from the bottom and side walls 18, 20 of the body and exposed to the interior space to define a dry cell within the storage compartment. An insulated compartment cover 36 closes off the opening in the side wall of the body and is movable relative to the body to provide access to the dry cell so that articles to be stored in the cooler can be isolated from the ice and water that is retained in the interior space of the cooler body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Stephen M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 5711423
    Abstract: A container is provided for a collapsible package of wrapped and/or consumable items. The container comprises an outer housing having a movable inner partition that divides the interior into a waste compartment and a package receptacle area. As the packaged items are removed, the partition is moved against the package causing it to collapse and become reduced in size. The amount of reduction results in a concomitant increase in size of the waste compartment. The partition may be an integral part of a sleeve structure having side panels with grip members accessible through openings in the housing walls. The housing is at least partially enclosed with a movable top cover which may include a waste opening and movable lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: Arthur G. Fuller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5484078
    Abstract: A clothes hamper includes rotatable partition walls which divide the hamper into subcompartments of differing capacities according to the amount of clothing in that subcompartment. A conventional hamper may be divided with a free standing insert placed in the hamper compartment and comprising a rear wall to which one or more partition walls are rotatably secured. The insert comprises thermoplastic corrugated sheets having longitudinal cells. A U-shaped wire hinge is inserted in a corresponding cell at opposing ends of the partition wall and rear wall, the hinge having bulbus thermoplastic ends for interference fit with the corrugation cell walls to frictional and rotatably secure the legs of the hinge in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Marbac, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Bronovicki
  • Patent number: 5433336
    Abstract: Storage container, preferably a storage tray (1) of plastic having detachable partition walls (2), the container being provided with opposite vertical recesses or pairs of vertical ledges (5) along the inner side of the two long sides (3, 4). The container (1) comprises an inwards directed horizontal ledge (6) at the top along the inner side of each of the two long sides (3, 4), locking means (7) arranged in the upper edge of the ledges (6) on the two long sides (3, 4) of the container (1) in connection with each recess or pair of ledges (5), partition walls (2) including a lower part (8) and an upper part (9) connected to each other by an integrated hinge (10), whereby the parts (8, 9 and 10) are made of plastic in one piece, the upper part (9) being provided with locking means (11) along each short side which locking means (1 1) arc intended to co-operate with the locking means (7) on the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Perstorp AB
    Inventor: Karl-Gustaf Kristoffersson
  • Patent number: 5312180
    Abstract: A compressor for file drawers includes a central housing or body supporting a pair of extensible and retractable bumpers. Suspension hooks are joined to the central housing permitting the central housing to be suspended from different width drawers An actuating handle or lever is mounted in the housing for vertical movement. The actuating lever is connected to the bumpers to move them from an extended position to a retracted position. A spring biases the bumpers to their extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Tieder, Russell T. Holdredge, Kim A. Keith
  • Patent number: 5207347
    Abstract: A Postal Tray Adjustable Organizer, comprising a translucent framework comprising an upright portion, and a flat bottom portion, slideably affixed into the inner cavity of a Postal Tray, the Postal Tray being either of the flexible, or of the solid side structure, the translucent framework having a spring loaded, sidewardly extending shaft, affixed onto the bottommost peripheral of the upright portion of the translucent framework. For use in a Postal Tray fabricated of a flexible, less costly design, the translucent framework having a flat metal strip affixed along the uppermost peripheral of the upright portion, the metal strip being bent downwardly along the outside side of the flexible Postal Tray, thereby trapping the side material of the flexible Postal Tray between the flat metal strip, and the spring loaded shaft ends. In this manner, the remaining mail in the Postal Tray is secured in the upright position, as the mail is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: James R. Wilkey
  • Patent number: 5188234
    Abstract: A kit comprising a lunchbox and a carrying pouch slidably receiving the lunchbox therein. The lunchbox includes a container and cover with the cover including a recess receiving eating utensils. One eating utensil includes a projecting locking button releasably received within a pouch aperture for locking the lunchbox and utensils within the pouch. The pouch includes a spring member outwardly biasing a received lunchbox for ejection upon release of the lock button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Augusto A. Picozza
  • Patent number: 5122025
    Abstract: A multiple compartment body comprises a housing having walls defining an interior storage area. An interior wall extends within the interior storage area for defining at least two compartments within the interior storage area. The interior wall is attached for movement between a position opening communication between the compartments and a position closing communication between the compartments. The interior wall is also movable within the interior storage area to selectively alter the respective sizes of the compartments. Movement of the interior wall is accomplished in response to fluid pressure from a location outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventor: Norman J. Glomski
  • Patent number: 5082139
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for dividing a wastebasket (13) into multiple compartments (16, 17) is disclosed. The wastebasket divider apparatus (10) includes a base member (12) interconnected to a vertical divider wall (11). The position of the divider wall (11) is adjustable by means of a slot (18) formed by flanges (19). Also disclosed are alternative embodiments of the wastebasket apparatus (22, 33) in which the divider wall (28, 38) is provided with pins (29, 39) which correspond with either a pair of grooves (27) or a plurality of indentations (40) formed with the side walls (25, 35) so as to allow for adjustment of the divider wall (28) (38) within the wastebasket framework (23, 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Waste-Not, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger C. Quam
  • Patent number: 4976375
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for dividing a wastebasket (13) into multiple compartments (16, 17) is disclosed. The wastebasket divider apparatus (10) includes a base member (12) interconnected to a vertical divider wall (11). The position of the divider wall (11) is adjustable by means of a slot (18) formed by flanges (19). Also disclosed are alternative embodiments of the wastebasket apparatus (22, 33) in which the divider wall (28, 38) is provided with pins (29, 39) which correspond with either a pair of grooves (27) or a plurality of indentations (40) formed with the side walls (25, 35) so as to allow for adjustment of the divider wall (28) (38) within the wastebasket framework (23, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Waste-Not, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger C. Quam