Apertured Mount (i.e., Pegboard) Patents (Class 248/220.31)
  • Patent number: 10300862
    Abstract: There is provided a holding device mounted in a mounting hole in a mount member to hold a predetermined member. A base member is mounted in the mounting hole. A bag hooking member is supported rotatably on the base member. The bag hooking member has a holding portion that takes, depending on its rotational positions, a protruding state and a stowed state and that holds the predetermined member in the protruding state. The base member has a frame portion surrounding the bag hooking member, a claw portion extending from one side of the frame portion to be locked on a rear side portion of the mount member, and an erect portion erected from the one side of the frame portion to be locked on the rear side portion in a position lying nearer to the mounting hole than a distal end of the claw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Sotome
  • Patent number: 10262172
    Abstract: A storage unit includes a support bar for hanging items and an RFID antenna provided within a predefined distance of the support bar. When the items hanging from the support bar are adorned with RFID tags, and the RFID antenna emits electromagnetic fields in a direction of the support bar. RFID signals identifying the items are transmitted from the RFID tags to the RFID antenna, thereby enabling a placement or a removal of an item to be automatically registered, or an accounting of the available items to be automatically performed. The RFID antenna may be a portion of a transmission line that uses shields and/or dielectric materials to shape the electromagnetic fields toward a predefined direction, and the locations of items bearing RFID tags on the support bar may be determined by varying the phase of the emitted radiofrequency and determining strengths of RFID signals when the electromagnetic fields are emitted at varying phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Somasundaram Niranjayan, Camerin Hahn, Ronald Eugene Huebner
  • Patent number: 10159360
    Abstract: A stacked can merchandiser includes a floor component. The floor component has a glide surface allowing movement of merchandise, a plurality of engagement tabs disposed on the sides of the floor component, and a plurality of interfit spaces disposed on the sides of the floor component. The plurality of engagement tabs has a thickness equal to a thickness of the track component, and at least one engagement tab includes a snap lock feature disposed thereon. At least one of the interfit spaces includes a snap lock feature. The stacked can merchandiser further includes a divider extending upwardly from the track component. At least one finger element is disposed at a front edge of the divider and extends laterally therefrom. At least one pusher element is coupled to the divider and configured to travel along a length of the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Process Retail Group, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Bryson, Terrence G. Berglund, Daniel Momsen
  • Patent number: 10093006
    Abstract: An auxiliary device of screwdriver refers to an auxiliary device attached on a screwdriver, which is adapted for keeping coupled on a recess close to an end of the screwdriver. The auxiliary device has an expanding portion and a hollow column formed by the extension of the expanding portion. An end of the expanding portion has a magnetic element arranged thereon. The hollow column is formed by connecting a plurality of ribs and walls. The inner margin of the hollow column extends to form a plurality of locking portions that allow the housing to couple with the screwdriver, wherein the auxiliary device is able to pivot on the screwdriver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ROTE MATE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ying-Tsung Lai
  • Patent number: 9357846
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for suspending two displays includes: a base seat unit including a fixing bracket and a pillar that is connected to the fixing bracket; two suspending arms, each having a first end portion that is movably connected to the pillar unit such that each of the suspending arms is movable along the pillar, and a second end portion that is opposite to the first end portion; two slide track units respectively connected to the second end portions of the suspending arms; and two display-supporting bracket units movably connected to the slide track units for mounting the displays. Through operation of the suspending arms, the sliding track units and the display-supporting bracket units, the displays can be moved to juxtapose and contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 9022330
    Abstract: An overhead slatwall mounting bracket that has an anchoring surface and a biasing surface. The anchoring surface attaches the mounting bracket to a generally horizontal installation surface. The biasing surface may either define or provide one or more elongate slots. The mounting bracket is capable of securely supporting slatwall accessories that include one or more cantilever tabs. Each cantilever tab of the slatwall accessory may be inserted into one of the one or more elongate slots and thereby mount the slatwall accessory to the mounting bracket. The invention provides a means to suspend, mount or temporarily affix the tabbed slatwall accessory from an overhead or horizontal surface by insertion and subsequent rotation of the one or more cantilever tabs extending from the slatwall accessory into the one or more elongate slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Roland Edward Heersink
  • Publication number: 20150090676
    Abstract: The invention is an award display apparatus comprised of groove-like recessions, a staggered peg system, and a trophy shelf for the secure and upright fitting and display of pin-style medal cases, trophies, plaques, and lanyard-style medal awards. The present invention is wall-mountable and can be made in various sizes and fashions to house and display a plethora of accolades in a variety of fashions and quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Anthony Florek
  • Patent number: 8976531
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an accessible equipment rack system. A mounting frame having a set of transport elements and a translation mechanism is connected to a translating equipment rack. The translation mechanism moves the translating equipment rack to enable access to said translating equipment rack from an exterior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew John Bayliss, Perry Nicholas Rea, Kevin Matthew Retz
  • Patent number: 8931746
    Abstract: A bracket for supporting and displaying a planar object comprises an elongated body member including a planar web and a front wall and a rear wall extending from the longitudinal edges of the web. An end wall extends transversely with respect to and engages the distal ends of the web, the front wall and the rear wall such that the web and the front and rear walls and the end wall define a longitudinal channel open at the proximal end and closed at the distal end for supporting the objects. A pair of arms extend rearwardly from the body member. At least one of the arms is resiliently deflectable for engagement and retention of the lugs in an aperture of a mounting substrate. During connection, lugs on the arms are adapted to engage the portion of the mounting substrate defining the aperture for moving the arms inwardly so that the lugs pass through the aperture for permitting the arms to move outwardly and the lugs to engage the mounting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Benchmarc Display Inc.
    Inventors: Louis D. Fanning, Jr., Edwin Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 8899424
    Abstract: A cable management assembly, and method related thereto, including a panel having an interface portion. The interface portion having a plurality of discrete openings, including first and second shaped apertures. The assembly further including cable management devices having securing structure including a flexible tab and a locating element. The securing structure being configured to mount the cable management devices at selected vertical and horizontal locations on the panel. The cable management assembly being configured to mount between two adjacent telecommunication racks or to an end of a telecommunication rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yilmaz Bayazit, Chad J. Sjodin, David E. Rapp, Daniel M. Herzog, Chad A. Raskovich
  • Patent number: 8882065
    Abstract: A two-piece track assembly may be used in an office environment for mounting accessory components, such as work surfaces, cabinets, shelves, filing units, etc., to either a permanent building wall or to the framework of a movable office wall or office partition system. The track assembly includes a base mountable to the wall or framework via a plurality of fasteners. A track mounts to the base to cover the fasteners used to mount the base. The track also includes a relatively thinly-profiled slot into which a corresponding, relatively thinly-profiled mounting flange of an accessory component is received to mount and support the accessory component upon the track assembly. Optionally, a decorative or functional tile may be mounted to a wall or partition between a pair of track assemblies spaced vertically from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Keith E. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20140246338
    Abstract: A jewelry storage album having one or more mesh frame pages, hingedly coupled to a rigid cover, for storing and organizing a plurality of jewelry items. The mesh material of each mesh frame page contains a plurality of apertures. The mesh material has a high aperture to material ratio such that the mesh material is see-through, facilitating the placement and attachment of jewelry items such as: pierced earrings of the post and clasp configuration, and the hook type. The compartment formed by the mesh material and mesh frame, the spacing between the mesh frame pages, and the option to offset locations of jewelry on adjacent pages, provides jewelry on adjacent pages protection from damage by contact. Hanger loops removably attached to the mesh frame page allow placement and attachment of jewelry items such as: clip-on earrings, finger rings, bracelets, necklaces, pins, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Guy M. Robby, Nancy D. Robby
  • Patent number: 8814108
    Abstract: A product display system includes a hanger support member and one or more product hangers. The hanger support member includes a web having opposite first and second sides. A plurality of receiving apertures extend through the web from the first side to the second side. Each product hanger includes body having an outboard side opposite an inboard side, a product support member extending from the outboard side of the body, and one or more brackets extending from the inboard side for mounting in the receiving apertures. The brackets and the receiving apertures are arranged such that one product hanger may be secured to the first side of the web and a second product hanger may be secured to the second side of the web, wherein the second product hanger is aligned directly opposite the first product hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: David Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20140202969
    Abstract: A peg board hook, for insertion into a peg board, the peg board hook includes two tangs, each tang configured complementary, such that tangs from adjacent peg board hooks can be inserted into the same hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Burton Kozak, Ira Kozak
  • Patent number: 8770528
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for a rack is provided. The rack has a plurality of holes. The bracket assembly includes a bracket having multiple bracket holes, a base securely connected to the bracket, and a fastening member pivotally connected to the bracket. The base includes multiple connection members corresponding to the bracket holes. The fastening member includes a resilient leg and a fastening arm. The fastening arm has at least one fastening portion. One of the connection members is inserted into one of the holes of the rack. The fastening portion of the fastening arm is hooked to the rack so as to connect the bracket to the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8746640
    Abstract: A hook having a fastener receiver with an axis of radial symmetry and two opposing edges defining a linear axis, where a support extends from the first edge and is angled away by a first angle from a midline plane defined by the linear axis and the axis of radial symmetry and a retainer extends from the second edge and is angled away from the midline plane by a second angle, preferably equal to the first angle and oppositely directed. The hanger hook is preferably of one piece construction but a two-piece interlocking version may also be made. Direct access to the fastener receiver is provided for tools and fasteners. The hanger hook retains equipment against 9 G horizontal accelerations and 3 G vertical accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Simon Broadley, Brian VanderPloeg
  • Patent number: 8739982
    Abstract: A customizable storage rack replaceably mounted either on a top or on a bottom of a shelf, stores handguns, and positions the handguns at customizable distances from each other. The customizable storage rack includes a body, mandrels, and attaching apparatus. The body is replaceably mounted either on the top or on the bottom of the shelf. The mandrels are replaceably attached to the body, store the handguns, and position the handguns at customizable distances from each other. The attaching apparatus is operatively connected to the body, and replaceably mounts the body either on the top or on the bottom of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore J. Werner
  • Patent number: 8629772
    Abstract: A signal emitting retail device is provided. The signal emitting retail device includes a sensor and an emitter. The emitter is configured to emit a signal when the sensor senses removal of merchandise from a merchandise display structure. The sensor is also configured to sense potential theft conditions. The emitter is configured to emit a signal indicative of potential theft conditions when such conditions are sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Valiulis, Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8613156
    Abstract: A method of providing a shelf-attached tag holder defining an upwardly-open slot for receiving a main price tag and further having a slip-fit top attachment system; and placing a main price tag into the upwardly-open slot in a visible position. The method also includes temporarily attaching a supplemental information tag by sliding a top edge of the supplemental information tag into the downwardly-open front throat with a folded attachment flange providing positive engagement with the slip-fit top attachment system, with the supplemental information tag being positioned in front of the main price tag. The method also includes, after the step of temporarily attaching, a step of pulling the supplemental information price tag downwardly with sufficient force to overcome the positive engagement of the folded attachment flange to thus remove the supplemental information tag without disturbing the main price tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Grandville Printing Company
    Inventors: Chris E. Nunez, Robert J. Wojczynski
  • Patent number: 8596595
    Abstract: A device for displaying an article on a peg-board, including first and second housing portions securable to the front face of the peg-board, a recoil mechanism for a cable, and an adapter plate secured to the cable distal end and securable to an article to be displayed. The housing first portion has L-shaped prongs at its top with a distal end extending upwardly adjacent the peg-board back. The housing second portion has L-shaped prongs at its bottom with a distal end extending downwardly adjacent the peg-board back. The housing portions define a substantially enclosed space adjacent the peg-board front face, and the housing first portion defines a housing front face with an opening through the housing front face to the enclosed space. The recoil mechanism is biased toward retracting the cable into the recoil mechanism and disposed in the base housing enclosed space with the cable extending through the housing front face opening with the cable distal end outside the housing enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: John P. DeVito
  • Patent number: 8573548
    Abstract: Merchandising support system of the type having a holding member adapted for engagement of a cantilevered accessory arm thereto. The holder is adapted for mounting on a surface of a display panel or the like and comprises a mounting platform with a throat extending therethrough. The accessory arm is supported in the throat in cantilevered fashion and includes a first magnetic material that engages a second magnetic material with the latter disposed in the throat proximate to a rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Kuhn, Randy A. Breyer, Mary Elizabeth Shea
  • Patent number: 8522986
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pegboard-type organization system for articles to be displayed or secured in-place. The pegs can be locked onto the board to support either a weight placed thereon or a side-ways pressure applied thereto. The support can be either rigid or elastic, depending on whether gripping or load-bearing functionality is required. The inventive system allows a board to be flush-mounted to a support surface, and thereby avoids the wasted space conventionally taken up with such substructures as fir strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20130216373
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a fan includes a bottom wall, and a fixing member for fixing the fan. A first fixing portion and a second fixing portion are formed on the bottom wall. The fixing member includes a plate defining a through hole, and an extension piece extending from a side of the board. The through hole includes a first hole and a second hole communicating with the first hole. The second hole is less than the first hole in size. The extension piece defines a side cutout. The fixing member is slidably mounted to the bottom wall. The first fixing portion extends through the first hole and engages in the second hole, and the second fixing portion engages and is retained by the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8459472
    Abstract: An aperture board assembly includes a panel having an array of apertures, a modular array of receivers attached to the panel, and hook assemblies for detachably engaging the receivers. The modular array is attached to the panel so that each receiver is substantially aligned with a corresponding aperture in the panel. Each hook assembly passes at least partially through an aperture in the panel and into a receiver aligned with the aperture. Each receiver in the modular array includes spring clips that are equally spaced apart around a perimeter of the receiver. Each spring clip includes a pair of opposing spring fingers disposed in a spring clip aperture. Each pair of opposing spring fingers detachably engage the hook assembly as the hook assembly is rotated with respect to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Top-Wok Metals Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: James A. Hofman
  • Patent number: 8408506
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a supporting bracket, a locking member, and a holding mechanism. The supporting bracket is fixed to a slide rail and includes two inserting pins extending through the two corresponding through holes of a rack post. The locking member is slidably mounted to the supporting bracket. When the locking member slides to abut against a front surface of the rack post, the slide rail is prevented from moving backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. When the locking member slides to space away from the rack post, the slide rail is enable to move backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. The holding mechanism abuts against the locking member to prevent the locking member from sliding. The holding mechanism is operable to move away from the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Guang-Hua Gu, Lin-Ren Gu
  • Patent number: 8405970
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a case and a storage device module. The case includes a drive bracket. The storage device includes a supporting frame, an adapter board, and a number of data storage devices. The supporting frame includes an inserting portion inserted and fixed in the drive bracket, and a receiving portion exposed outside of the case and connected to the inserting portion. The adapter board is arranged in receiving portion. The data storage devices are vertically inserted in the receiving portion and communicate with the adapter board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8387940
    Abstract: Relocateable boat accessories, such as seats having a second extension that can be positioned through a second extension slot, and then pivoted to position a locking member through a finger slot. The locking member can have a tip that is positioned under a floor so secure the seat to the floor. The floor may have several second extension slots and several finger slots to accommodate various accessory or seat position possibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Gene Gros
  • Publication number: 20130037666
    Abstract: A fastening system for applying, over an intake opening and surrounding fascia of a structure, a filter screen exhibiting a reinforced extending perimeter within which is configured a plurality of grommets. Any number of elongated rails are provided and which are adapted to being secured to the fascia at locations surrounding the intake opening, such including a first horizontally (upper and lower) extending pair alone or in combination with a second vertical side extending pair. Each of the rails exhibits a three dimensional cross sectional shape with a forwardly projecting support surface within which is configured an outwardly facing narrowed slot. A plurality of bolt head fasteners are successively installable through an accessible end location of the rail and are traversable along an interior channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Randy Simmons
  • Patent number: 8348210
    Abstract: A positioning device for shelves includes a support and a sleeve, the support has a first end and a second end. A tail board extends from the first end and a notch is defined in the tail board. The sleeve has a passage defined axially therethrough and at least one stop extends inward from the inner periphery of the passage. The tail board is inserted into the passage and the stop is engaged with the notch so as to secure the support to the passage. An engaging portion is located in the notch and located corresponding to the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chia-Hung Lee
  • Patent number: 8325473
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing terminal may include a partition wall dividing an inner room of a housing into a first space and a second space. The information processing terminal may further include a support member subdividing the second space into a third space and a fourth space with a ventilation path defined therebetween, the support member supporting the partition wall. Further, the information processing terminal may include a power supply located in the third space defined by the support member, and a mother board configured to allow a processing unit to be mounted thereon in the first space. A cooling fan may be provided in the information processing terminal to have a rotating blade that extends across the first space and the second space defined by the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Nihashi
  • Patent number: 8297572
    Abstract: An apparatus for insertion into a board having a slot to enable items to be hung thereon and its method of use is disclosed. The apparatus has a body; an arm that extends for a desired length from the body; and an upper and a lower leg each having an arcuate distal edge. The upper leg and lower leg extending generally longitudinally outwardly from the body in an opposite direction from the arm and are in spaced relation. The upper leg comprises an upwardly extended finger located at the distal end of the upper leg having a shoulder spaced from the longitudinal length of the upper leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew C. Fox
  • Publication number: 20120241397
    Abstract: A user configurable container storage system array comprised of a plurality of movable container-nest modules securely anchored to a pegboard or similar backing allowing removal and insertion of the containers with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Giacomo Michael Pasquale Strollo
  • Patent number: 8267259
    Abstract: A cup-shaped receptacle designed to engage the neck of a bottle and rigidly support it in a near horizontal position. The receptacle can be incorporated into many common building materials, so an array of the receptacles permits an attractive display of bottles. Bottles are held in place through the force of gravity and by resilient rings or gaskets disposed in the interior of the receptacle that limit vertical and horizontal migration of bottles. The rings also protect foil caps from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wunderwall, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Fisher, Robert W. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120217360
    Abstract: A bracket for supporting and displaying a planar object comprises an elongated body member including a planar web and a front wall and a rear wall extending from the longitudinal edges of the web. An end wall extends transversely with respect to and engages the distal ends of the web, the front wall and the rear wall such that the web and the front and rear walls and the end wall define a longitudinal channel open at the proximal end and closed at the distal end for supporting the objects. A pair of arms extend rearwardly from the body member. At least one of the arms is resiliently deflectable for engagement and retention of the lugs in an aperture of a mounting substrate. During connection, lugs on the arms are adapted to engage the portion of the mounting substrate defining the aperture for moving the arms inwardly so that the lugs pass through the aperture for permitting the arms to move outwardly and the lugs to engage the mounting substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: BENCHMARC DISPLAY, INC.
    Inventors: Louis D. Fanning, JR., Edwin Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 8254101
    Abstract: A desktop computer includes a monitor defining a number of screw holes in the backside and a chassis defining a number of fixing holes. A number of screws extending through the fixing holes of the chassis and mounts into the corresponding screw holes of the monitor, to mount the monitor to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8235339
    Abstract: An assembly for engaging a rail with support structures includes a bracket disposed at an end of the rail. The bracket is configured to rotate between at least first and second positions such that the bracket can present at least first or second different engagement features for engaging with different kinds of support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Selvidge, Paul E. Westphall, Kelly K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120168579
    Abstract: An overhead slatwall mounting bracket that has an anchoring surface and a biasing surface. The anchoring surface attaches the mounting bracket to a generally horizontal installation surface. The biasing surface may either define or provide one or more elongate slots. The mounting bracket is capable of securely supporting slatwall accessories that include one or more cantilever tabs. Each cantilever tab of the slatwall accessory may be inserted into one of the one or more elongate slots and thereby mount the slatwall accessory to the mounting bracket. The invention provides a means to suspend, mount or temporarily affix the tabbed slatwall accessory from an overhead or horizontal surface by insertion and subsequent rotation of the one or more cantilever tabs extending from the slatwall accessory into the one or more elongate slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Roland Edward Heersink
  • Publication number: 20120153105
    Abstract: Described are bracket assemblies having a bracket, a first insert, and a second insert, each insert including a mating surface. At least one lateral aperture is formed when the mating surfaces of the first insert and the second insert are coupled to each other and is configured to at least partially enclose a lateral portion of a fence structure. A plurality of longitudinal apertures are formed when the mating surfaces of the first insert and the second insert are coupled to each other and are configured to at least partially enclose a longitudinal portion of the fence structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: John Joseph Kelley, II
  • Patent number: 8186635
    Abstract: A support for mounting so as to project from the front face of a panel having an array of holes therethrough. The support includes a support body having a distal end spaced from the panel when the support is mounted thereon, with a pair of legs extending from the proximal end of the support body. The legs each have an ear spaced from the support body proximal end to define a shoulder facing the rear face of the panel when the support is mounted thereon. Support flanges on the support body proximal end define mounting surfaces facing the shoulders defined on the leg ears, and a biasing flange on the support body proximal end includes a flexible portion projecting beyond the support flange mounting surfaces toward the shoulders defined on the leg ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: John P. DeVito
  • Patent number: 8152119
    Abstract: A bracket assembly comprising at least one mounting base including at least one surface association means, at least one engaging extension extending from the at least one mounting base, the at least one engaging extension rotatingly associating at least one luminaire with the mounting base, and at least one luminaire leveling device adjustably extending from the at least one mounting base, a contact portion of the leveling device removably contacting the at least one luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sylvan R. Shemitz Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pfund, James A. Melling
  • Patent number: 8144462
    Abstract: A lock is applied in an electronic device including a main body and a display. The display includes a first hook able to pass through the main body. The lock includes a base, a rack, a shaft and a gear. The rack is slidably connected to the base and includes a second hook. The shaft is secured to the base. The gear is rotatably connected to the shaft and engages the rack. The gear defines a latching slot to receive a portion of a key, which allows the gear to rotate together with the key to cause the rack to slide. The second hook is moveable together with the rack to a position where the second hook engages the first hook to lock the display to the main body. An electronic device using the lock is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song-Ya Chen
  • Publication number: 20120061537
    Abstract: A board mount which can be utilized to position a board relative to a building element. In various embodiments, the board mount can include a holder for receiving at least a portion of a drywall board and, in addition, a flexible member which can be inserted intermediate first and second building elements to retain the board holder relative to one of the first and second building elements. The flexible member can be configured to be deflected, or flexed, between a first configuration and a second configuration when the flexible member is positioned intermediate the building elements. In use, the flexible member can hold the board mount in place while a laborer inserts the drywall board into the board holder. In such circumstances, an additional laborer may not be required to hold the drywall board in position as it is fastened, or otherwise secured, to the frame of the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Board Mount Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D. LaCerte, Richard Nadeau, Trevor Duhaime
  • Publication number: 20110315840
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mounting devices, and in particular to a universal tool-less cam lock mount for releasably mounting an object on a structure, including structures of the type commonly referred to as a “slatwall”. The present mount comprises a mount housing, first and second engagement members, and a cam lock assembly. The cam lock assembly comprises a cam mechanism having a cam for moving at least one of the engagement members between at least a locked position and an unlocked position as the cam is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: DAN CONNOLLY, Carlos Renderos, Shannon Lundrigan, Matko Papic
  • Publication number: 20110315647
    Abstract: A supporting system for furniture, and a shelf adapted for such supporting system, is disclosed. The supporting system comprises a rail (11), adapted to be mounted on a wall, and a projecting male member (14), connected to the rail (11). The male member is projecting distally of said rail (11), said male member (14) being configured to interact with a mating female groove located in a shelf. The male member (14) is provided with a through slot extending from a distal end towards a proximal end of the male member (14), said through slot being open in said distal end. Also, a slider, comprising; a projecting male member (14) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Inter IKEA Systems B.V. (NL)
    Inventor: Benny Andersson
  • Publication number: 20110233356
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved support bracket for mounting a clutch of a roller blind. The clutch of roller blind used with this improved bracket is the type having at least one projecting pin. The support bracket includes a bracket housing having a flat wall with at least one aperture configured to receive the projecting pin such that the pin passes through the aperture and extends past the flat wall. The aperture is configured to permit the pin to slide up and down inside the aperture between a first and second position when the pin is positioned in the aperture. The bracket also includes a spring lock member mounted to the flat wall adjacent the aperture, the spring lock positioned to partially obstruct the aperture. The spring lock member is configured such that when the pin is inserted into the aperture the spring lock is deflected out of the way to permit the pin to be inserted into the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Publication number: 20110155875
    Abstract: An aperture board assembly includes a panel having an array of apertures, a modular array of receivers attached to the panel, and hook assemblies for detachably engaging the receivers. The modular array is attached to the panel so that each receiver is substantially aligned with a corresponding aperture in the panel. Each hook assembly passes at least partially through an aperture in the panel and into a receiver aligned with the aperture. Each receiver in the modular array includes spring clips that are equally spaced apart around a perimeter of the receiver. Each spring clip includes a pair of opposing spring fingers disposed in a spring clip aperture. Each pair of opposing spring fingers detachably engage the hook assembly as the hook assembly is rotated with respect to the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: TOP-WOK METALS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: James A. Hofman
  • Patent number: 7946066
    Abstract: A sign holder holding an end of each of two signs includes a first wall, a second wall spaced from the first wall, and a connecting wall located between the first and second walls and secured thereto. A first sign holding section is defined by first portions of the first and second walls and is located on a first side of the connecting wall. A second sign holding section is defined by second portions of the first and second walls and is located on a second side of the connecting wall. A channel is defined on the second wall for engaging an associated bracket used to mount the sign holder on a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Wamsley
  • Publication number: 20110073730
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pegboard-type organization system for articles to be displayed or secured in-place. The pegs can be locked onto the board to support either a weight placed thereon or a side-ways pressure applied thereto. The support can be either rigid or elastic, depending on whether gripping or load-bearing functionality is required. The inventive system allows a board to be flush-mounted to a support surface, and thereby avoids the wasted space conventionally taken up with such substructures as fir strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20110056897
    Abstract: A tool rack has a slide rack and multiple hangers. The slide rack has a baseboard and an elongated rail protruding from the baseboard. The multiple hangers are slidably mounted on the rail of the slide rack, and each has a hanging body and a hanging shaft. The hanging body is made by injection molding and slidably connected to the rail of the slide rack and has a protruding side and a connecting mount. The connecting mount protrudes from the protruding side of the hanging body and has an inserting hole formed in the connecting mount. The hanging shaft is metal and has an inserting end and a bent end. The inserting end has an engaging head mounted in the inserting hole and surrounded by the connecting mount. The bent end is opposite to the inserting end and bent upward for hanging a hand tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jui-Chien KAO
  • Publication number: 20110017887
    Abstract: A hardware fastening structure for fastening hardware of a computer includes a housing, a brace, a number of sliding bars. The housing includes a bottom plate and an attaching structure formed on the bottom plate. The brace is mounted on the bottom plate via the attaching structure of the housing. The sliding bars are respectively mounted on opposite sides of the hardware to fix the hardware on the brace, wherein the brace forms fixing structures corresponding to the sliding bars and the sliding bars being operable to slide in the brace, and engage and disengage with the brace via the fixing structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Ming CHANG