Shelf Or Scaffold Type Patents (Class 248/235)
  • Patent number: 10327551
    Abstract: A nested vertical shelf mount system includes vertical bars having a first set of vertically spaced apart mounting features and a second set of vertically spaced apart mounting features spaced inside and behind the first set of vertically spaced apart mounting features. The mounting features may be any feature allowing a shelf, panel, or the like, to be attached to the vertical bars. A panel may be attached to the second set of vertically spaced apart mounting features and a shelf may be attached to the first set of vertically spaced apart mounting features residing over the panel to provide a finished appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sasha Johnson, Linn Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 10092103
    Abstract: A removable bracket includes a generally planar body having a front face, a rear face, a first longitudinal side, a second longitudinal side, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side. Each of the first lateral side and the second lateral side extends between the first longitudinal side and the second longitudinal side and includes a lip extending outwardly from the front face. A lateral axis bisects the body and a longitudinal axis bisects the body. The body is symmetrical about each of the lateral and longitudinal axes. Two supports extending generally perpendicularly outwardly from the front face proximate to and on either side of the lateral axis. A kit includes a plurality of the brackets, and at least one of a rod, a first shelf, a plurality of extension pieces, and a second shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Steve Bright
  • Patent number: 9758954
    Abstract: An assembly may be used to mount a sink in a space defined between a first wall and a second wall. The assembly may include a support rail having a top surface, a bottom surface, a support rail hole extending from the top surface to the bottom surface, a first support rail end, and a second support rail end. A threaded member may extend through the support rail hole. The threaded member may be configured to rotate in a first direction to move farther away from the top surface and a second direction to move closer to the top surface. A first anchor may be configured to connect to the first wall and a second anchor may be configured to connect to the second wall. The anchors may include respective anchor support holes to receive at least a portion of the support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Peay
  • Patent number: 9677258
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink under a countertop including one or more flexible supports and anchors to secure a sink wherein sealant may not be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Peay
  • Patent number: 9637898
    Abstract: An assembly for undermounting a sink to a support surface includes a central sink support supporting a front center portion of a sink. The central sink support includes an elongated block member having an upper surface, a lower surface and extending sidewalls. The central sink support also includes first and second screw holes shaped and dimensioned for the passage of screws that will be secured to a front wall of a sink cabinet and a threaded locking pin hole with a similarly threaded locking screw. The assembly also includes a mounting driver having a support bar shaped and dimensioned for positioning between an underside of the sink and a wall of a cabinet at an angular orientation relative to the wall. The support bar includes a first end and a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CINCLIPS LLC
    Inventor: Dow Blaine
  • Patent number: 9589551
    Abstract: A system for remotely generating sound from a musical instrument. In one embodiment, the system includes an input configured to receive a signal representative of the sound of a first musical instrument, an exciter for converting the signal to mechanical vibrations, and a coupling interface for coupling the mechanical vibrations into a second musical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Aaron Langberg
  • Patent number: 9157252
    Abstract: A niche-assist inurnment system for simplifying the insertion of a cremation urn into a niche in a columbarium including a bracket, for temporary attachment to the frontal surface of the open niche, the bracket having an elongated body and a load supporting upper surface that slidingly supports a sled on which the cremation urn is placed and which is adapted to carry the urn into the niche and be retracted from the niche leaving the urn inside the niche.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Terry School
  • Patent number: 9121173
    Abstract: A wall forming system for modeling office space having a plurality of panels having a first sheet and a second sheet in parallel spaced alignment separated by a support sheet. The system also includes a plurality of support members having a first sidewall and a second sidewall in parallel spaced relation separated by a transverse wall. The system also includes a plurality of connecting members having a first sidewall and a second sidewall in parallel spaced relation separated by a transverse wall. The support members connect to and provide support to the panels. The connecting members also connect to the panels as well as connect to adjacent support members and connecting members thereby providing a wall forming system that is convenient and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Harold C. Hudson
  • Patent number: 9072380
    Abstract: A bracket/strut assembly that is connectable to wood or metal wall studs is described that when used in at least a pair provide a support structure for holding a flat board, such as drywall or plywood, in a horizontal or near horizontal orientation. In a typical application, embodiments of the bracket assemblies are used in combination with the board as a blueprint table at a construction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen W Durgin
  • Patent number: 9033294
    Abstract: A release-preventing system for wall cupboards wherein a cupboard (40, 70, 105, 110, 150) is hooked to a support (47, 76, 97, 115, 155) fixed to the wall (48, 77, 98, 114, 154) by a hook (41, 73, 91, 125, 162) of a cupboard holding device (40, 90, 124, 163) characterized in that between the hook (41, 73, 91, 125, 162) and the support (47, 76, 97, 115, 155) there is a release preventing element (51, 79, 101, 121, 160, 167) that prevents unhooking of the cupboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Cattaneo
  • Publication number: 20150059623
    Abstract: A cargo supporting apparatus for use with a support structure includes a framework having an upper frame member having opposed first and second ends and a lower frame member having opposed first and second ends, the first end of the lower frame member being coupled to the first end of the upper frame member. The second end of the lower frame member is selectively coupled to a first location on the support structure. The second end of the upper frame member is selectively coupled to a second location on the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Philip S. Brown
  • Patent number: 8919715
    Abstract: A folding shelf holder is strong and folds easily. A wall side member has a pin as a rotational axis of a shelf side member relative to the wall side member and a rotation limiter limiting rotation of the shelf side member relative to the wall side member. The shelf side member has a long groove for inserting the pin of the wall side member. When the folded shelf side member is opened to be approximately orthogonal to the wall side member and the shelf side member is slid toward the wall side member and in a direction where the long groove extends, the shelf side member abuts, at a back side of the pin, to the rotation limiter of the wall side member, preventing rotation of the shelf side member relative to the wall side member. Then, the shelf side member cannot fold relative to the wall side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Terada
  • Patent number: 8916803
    Abstract: The apparatus of this invention relates to a device for heating or cooking food or liquids such as soup, water, roast, etc. A downwardly curved visor-like deflector is selectively removably positioned outwardly of the upper end of the radiation disk of an infrared heater so as to extend outwardly therefrom. The deflector has an upwardly presented cooking utensil opening formed therein and a horizontally disposed cooking utensil support secured to the deflector at the inner surface thereof below the cooking utensil opening. The cooking utensil support dwells in a plane below the upper end of the radiation disk whereby infrared rays emitted from the radiation disk will impinge upon the cooking utensil support and a cooking utensil positioned on the cooking utensil support to cook or heat the contents thereof. Other accessories may also be attached to the heater such as a protective grill or a cooking basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Zoucha
  • Publication number: 20140339019
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a scaffold bracket. In one implementation, the scaffold bracket may include a mounting bracket having a first face and a second face opposite of the first face. The scaffold bracket may also include a first scaffolding node attached to the first face and configured to couple to a first member. The scaffold bracket may further include a second scaffolding node attached to the first face and configured to couple to a second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Apache Industrial Services
    Inventors: Burt Hulett, David Bretherton
  • Patent number: 8864088
    Abstract: Brackets for shelving and related systems are provided herein. An example bracket for shelving includes a main body defining first and second lower support features each configured to receive a respective first and second piece of wood in a vertical orientation such that a top surface of the first piece of wood and a top surface of the second piece of wood align to form a lower shelf support surface for supporting a lower shelf. The main body further defines first and second upper support features each configured to receive a respective third and fourth piece of wood in a vertical orientation such that a top surface of the third piece of wood and a top surface of the fourth piece of wood align to form an upper shelf support surface for supporting an upper shelf. The main body may also define a decorative feature, such as a bear-shaped cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Grizzly Bracket Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey V. Funderburk
  • Patent number: 8833715
    Abstract: A connection device for a cable management arm and a slide assembly includes a connection member, an engaging member and an insertion piece. The connection member is fixedly connected to the cable management arm and includes a passage and a window. The engaging member is fixedly connected to the connection member and has a resilient arm and an engaging portion. The resilient arm is located corresponding to the window. The insertion piece is fixedly connected to the slide assembly and has two insertion arms. One of the insertion arms has a contact section located corresponding to the engaging portion. When the insertion piece is inserted into the passage, the engaging portion of the engaging member contacts the contact section of the insertion arm to position the insertion piece to the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140217252
    Abstract: A variable configuration shelving apparatus including shelf-supporting reversible beams. In one position, beam top edges are flush with a shelf thereon. In another position, the beams form upstanding lips about a shelf. Beam structure is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: EDSAL MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT FITZGERALD, David J. Wojtowicz, Thomas St. Germain, Mitch Liss, Al Dunaj
  • Patent number: 8763821
    Abstract: A shelving system can include can include an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member can have a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Patent number: 8752801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and kit for use in supporting inclined objects and structures. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus and kit useful for extending platforms on a roof in which scaffolding can be built upon. More specifically, the apparatus relates to an interconnected anchoring section designed to support the weight of equipment and individuals working on an inclined surface. The apparatus includes, generally, an anchoring section to attach to the peak of a rooftop or other inclined surface, and an attaching surface to connect the anchoring section to the platform section. The platform section allows equipment to be built thereon without damaging the roof or surface beneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Maria Parquette
  • Publication number: 20140151315
    Abstract: An overhead rack system is provided that may be mounted to the ceiling of a structure such as a garage for storing items in an organized manner off the floor. Overhead rack system is designed to make use of a garage's previously unused ceiling space, allowing home owners to store their items overhead and out of the way. The system is ideally configured for storing large or heavy items that otherwise can quickly fill a garage's available floor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Mansor
  • Patent number: 8689519
    Abstract: The Multi-Hole Concealer Strip conceals any exposed holes in cabinetry designs. It is a decorative strip that accents any cabinet with a smooth appearance to leave a finished look to the cabinetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Zelich
  • Patent number: 8690471
    Abstract: A corner connector for a shelving display is provided comprising a planar base, an inner and an outer wall on and substantially perpendicular to the base, wherein a receptacle is formed between the inner and outer walls, a post on and substantially perpendicular to the base, and a first and a second end wall at opposing ends of the inner and outers walls, wherein said first and second end walls further define the receptacle. The corner connector further comprises a separator located within the receptacle to define an upper receptacle and a lower receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Batavia Container, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy J. Wians, Jeff A. Waterman
  • Patent number: 8684319
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wall mount bracket that supports a cable tray in a cable routing system. The wall mount bracket includes a back wall and a sidewall. The back wall has a top, a bottom, sides and mounting holes positioned therebetween. The sidewall extends outwardly from one side of the back wall. The longitudinal wires of the cable tray are positioned on the sidewall of the wall mount bracket. The sidewall also has a distal end with an engaging member that receives a bottom longitudinal wire of the sidewall of the cable tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, David R. Davis, Dennis J. Waszak, Samuel C. Ramey, Scott R. Hartman, Robert Nicoli
  • Patent number: 8671625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a module structure and a plant construction method capable of easily attaching a facility device of a plant and shortening a plant construction period. The module structure of the present invention includes a support member which temporarily supports a facility device component to be arranged in a cell constituting a plant at a designed position and which constitutes scaffolding for attaching the facility device component and forming the cell, a box-shaped frame which is possible to be carried into inner space of the cell while fixing the support member, and joint means which is detachably attachable and which temporarily assembles the support member and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shizuo Imaoka, Shinichi Ebata, Masaomi Wada, Shigeru Fukushima, Masatoshi Yoshizaki, Nobuharu Satou
  • Patent number: 8668096
    Abstract: A shelf including a mounting bracket having two arms is provided. The length of the arms and the distance between the arms are adjustable so the shelf may be attached to and project outwardly from various support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Anchor Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Von De Linde
  • Patent number: 8646624
    Abstract: A shelving system is disclosed that includes at least one track and at least one standard. The track includes a rearward portion and a forward portion. The standard has an end portion slidably receivable within an opening of the track, such that the position of the standard relative to the track is slidably adjustable along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio A. Fernandez, Robert P. Kundinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8613415
    Abstract: A dish lifting device configured to secure to an object and support a communication dish. The dish lifting device can deploy a communication dish connected with a pivoting planar segment. The dish lifting device can stow the communication dish for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Selman and Associates, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Selman, Sean K. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8602372
    Abstract: A retaining structure includes a bracket, a retaining element, a securing element, a spring and a latching element. The bracket defines a mounting hole. The retaining element defines an opening and having a pin. The securing element is slidably retained to the retaining element. The securing element defines a securing groove, a guiding groove and a sliding groove. The sliding groove has a first end and a second end. The spring connects the retaining element and the securing element. The latching element is latched with the securing element. The latching element including a latching board and a latching post protruding from the latching board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Wen-Feng Hu
  • Patent number: 8596471
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes an end plate perpendicularly extending from a side plate and having an elongate hole. A pin assembly includes a pin, a protrusion and a fixing member, wherein the pin is connected to the protrusion and contacts the end plate. The protrusion is located in and movable in the elongate hole. The thickness of the protrusion is larger than that of the end plate. The fixing member includes a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank connects the pin and the protrusion. By this arrangement, the fixing member and the pin clamps the protrusion to be movably engaged with the elongate hole. The pin is adjustably moved in the elongate hole by the protrusion in the elongate hole of the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, I-Ming Tseng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8567734
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8561953
    Abstract: An upright adapter for attaching an otherwise non-compatible fixture, such as a shelf assembly, to a shelving system upright featuring a number of slots separated by a number of dividers features an adapter tube. The adapter tube also features a number of slots separated by a number of dividers. A number of locking tabs are attached to the adapter tube. The locking tabs are adapted to engage the slots and dividers of the shelving system upright. A sliding tab featuring a leading end is attached to the adapter tube in a sliding fashion so as to move between a retracted position and an extended position. When in the extended position, the leading end of the sliding tab engages a slot of the shelving system upright so as to lock the upright adapter to the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Thorco Industries LLC
    Inventor: Bernard Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20130264447
    Abstract: A utility corner shelf bracket which enables easy installation and removal, which are done quickly and without requiring tools, of a utility corner shelf bracket, and placing a shelf upon it, and which it based on bows which are capable of bending on one plane and durable to loads perpendicular to this plane and a tensioning system which enables adjustment to the wall corner prior to installation and fastening to the wall during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MICRODEL LTD.
    Inventor: Erez BARUCH
  • Patent number: 8528752
    Abstract: In some implementations, a wall mount system includes a hanger and complementary saddle bracket mount adapted to retain a monitor at an oblique angle relative to a vertical axis such that the monitors are angled downwardly toward retail patrons. The saddle bracket can in various embodiments include a downwardly facing U-shaped channel that receives a complementarily configured hanger bar which is in turn mounted to a display fixture. Such a bracket configuration can permit, in various embodiments, a television monitor that has a saddle bracket attached thereto to be mounted to the display fixture without the use of tools. The saddle bracket is optionally adjustable without the use of handheld tools along a rail system that is mounted to a television monitor. The saddle bracket may further include outwardly extending flanges to receive and retain excess lengths of power cords extending from the monitor supported by the saddle bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bowser, Thomas A. Schneider, Blake M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8528873
    Abstract: A shelf system is shown and described. A post has an aperture. A pin is configured to extend through that aperture. The pin has a head having a first circumference and a body having a second circumference. A collar is configured to encircle the post and rest on the pin head and body. In operation the collar, and any associated shelf, is able to rotate smoothly and stably around the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Bret Schaller
  • Publication number: 20130214108
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for connecting a light shelf to a structure in cantilever fashion. A pair of receiver units attach to the structure and each has a pair of brackets with a slot there between. A recess is formed on an upper interior surface of the upper bracket. The lower bracket has an abutment support surface distal to the structure. A pair of inserter units attach to opposite sides of the shelf, each having an insertion leg and an abutment support. The insertion leg inserts into the recess of a corresponding receiver when the abutment support rests on the abutment surface. The weight of the shelf pulls the abutment support into engagement with the abutment surface and pushes the insertion leg into engagement with the recess, holding the shelf horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Philip Irudayaraj, Jeffrey Scott Dolby, Jotpreet Singh Chahal, Gregory B. Mckenna, Robert Holcombe
  • Patent number: 8511240
    Abstract: A baby valet assembly that is removably attachable to a tabletop comprising a base structure having a mounting bar removably coupled to a means for attaching the base to a tabletop such as a retractable C-clamp and a tray having a substantially planar eating surface with a raised lip removably coupled to the mounting bar. The mounting bar is removably coupled to the tabletop for the purpose of providing a security post for a toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: David Strock
  • Publication number: 20130153726
    Abstract: A shelf bracket for a wall mount includes a connecting member including a main body secured to the wall mount and a support member coupled to the connecting member, the support member including a generally “L” shaped main body to support a shelf, wherein at least one of the connecting member and the support member has a generally “U” shape cross section with an open side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Truckor
  • Patent number: 8458977
    Abstract: A wall brace support for an acoustical ceiling tee having a bulb includes an elongated main portion having two ends; a wall attachment tab at one of the ends, the tab being operable to abut the wall and receive at least one fastener therethrough to fasten the tab to the wall; and an acoustical ceiling tee attachment structure at the other end, the structure being operable to receive at least one fastener therethrough to fasten the structure to the bulb at a location spaced away from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventors: Peder Gulbrandsen, Abraham M. Underkofler, Mark R. Paulsen, James J. Lehane, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8408405
    Abstract: A shelving system including an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member has a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects. The clamping mechanism allows the plurality of shelves to be adjusted both vertically and laterally along a length of the elongated support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Patent number: 8376299
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an object to a wall includes a backbone, a ledge, and a spacer. The backbone has a means for mounting the backbone parallel to the wall. The ledge is attached to a bottom of the backbone and extends away from the wall. The spacer is located between the backbone and the ledge. A bottom of the object rests on the ledge and leans over the spacer such that a top of the object rests on the wall above the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Don Charles Burkman
  • Publication number: 20130037669
    Abstract: Brackets for shelving and related systems are provided herein. An example bracket for shelving includes a main body defining first and second lower support features each configured to receive a respective first and second piece of wood in a vertical orientation such that a top surface of the first piece of wood and a top surface of the second piece of wood align to form a lower shelf support surface for supporting a lower shelf. The main body further defines first and second upper support features each configured to receive a respective third and fourth piece of wood in a vertical orientation such that a top surface of the third piece of wood and a top surface of the fourth piece of wood align to form an upper shelf support surface for supporting an upper shelf. The main body may also define a decorative feature, such as a bear-shaped cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: GRIZZLY BRACKET HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: GRIZZLY BRACKET HOLDINGS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130032681
    Abstract: A fitting including at least one composite material bracket with two flat segments forming an angle less than 180° on an inside of the bracket and an angle greater than 180° on an outside of the bracket, together with a stiffener extending on the inside of the bracket between the two flat segments is disclosed. The bracket presents a slot crossing a straight line between the two flat segments, the slot extending into the two flat segments. The stiffener is folded in register with the slot and includes tabs fastened to each of the two flat segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: SAFRAN
    Inventor: Wouter BALK
  • Publication number: 20130026321
    Abstract: A kick plate for a base bracket of a shelving unit, comprising an elongated panel having longitudinal and vertical axes, and an imaginary plane substantially coincident with the panel, and a substantially L-shaped member projecting from an end of the panel and integral with the panel, the L-shaped member having a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the panel vertical axis, the L-shaped member further having a distal end extending further from the plane than the horizontal surfaces past the nominal width of the panel, wherein the distal end has a lip, wherein the lip removably attaches the panel to the shelving unit after the L-shaped member is inserted into the base bracket of the shelving unit, wherein the panel is removably attachable to the base bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Richardson, John C. Main, Jeffrey R. Swanson
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8297575
    Abstract: A standard and shelf support are provided for supporting one or more shelves at selected elevations from a vertical surface. The standard has a rear wall, and first and second mounting walls being spaced apart and extending from the rear wall. The first and second mounting walls define a channel that is open to the front of the standard. At least one of the first and second mounting walls defines a plurality of spaced apart notches which are not visible from the front of the standard, and the notches are adapted to receive a retention member on a shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Richard G. Kluge
  • Patent number: 8281537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a masonry support system and method, suitable for bearing the load of a course of brick-work or defined brickwork panels, comprising a horizontal support section (2) in the X-plane for supporting said load; a vertical support section (3) in the Y-plane for affixing to a support structure; characterized in that there is provided integrated Z-axis adjustment means (61) for adjusting said relieving angle system forward or backwards relative to the support structure. The advantage of the present invention is that the system provides integrated Z-axis adjustment. This feature provides a unique level of tolerance compensation for unforeseen site variances. The invention provides a uniquely adjustable and easy to install angle brick masonry support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Coughlan Engineering (Tullamore) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan O'Shea, Niall Mulligan
  • Patent number: 8234983
    Abstract: A post and beam furniture construction has a number of support posts and a plurality of beams that interconnect the posts. Accessories, including storage shelves and cabinets, and work surfaces are releasably supported by the posts at various positions relative to the shelf length and the post spacing. Support brackets interconnect accessories and posts. Each post has at least two accessory support rails extending along the post length. A support bracket engages a selected rail. Spaced support bracket receptacles extend along a length of the accessory and a support bracket engages a selected bracket receptacle. The beams may be removed from respective posts without moving the posts and may also be length adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Travis M Randolph
  • Patent number: 8231092
    Abstract: A shelf support including a rod portion and a seating portion extending therefrom is provided. The rod portion is adapted for fixing to a support wall. The seating portion includes a spiral-shaped outer surface which constitutes a plurality of support surfaces for supporting a bottom portion of a shelf, where, when the rod portion is fixed to the support wall and the bottom portion of the shelf is disposed above the seating portion, rotation of the shelf support causes a portion of the spiral-shaped outer surface to engage the bottom portion of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Spiral Supports Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Shpitalni
  • Patent number: 8225946
    Abstract: A shelving system having a support member and a plurality of shelves slidably connected to the support member with a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism including a clamping mechanism moving between locked and unlocked positions, wherein in the locked position the shelf is locked to the support member and in the unlocked position the shelf can be adjusted linearly along and linearly perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the support member. The top of the support member includes a hinged clamp which can attach to a shower head pipe for hanging the shelving system, and the bottom of the support member includes a suction cup for further securing the shelving system to the surface of a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor