Vertically Patents (Class 248/243)
  • Patent number: 10806253
    Abstract: A wall shelf system having a shelf bracket comprising a rear end for fastening to a wall rail, a front end, and at least one first side wall, and having a guide rail for a shelf element that can be pulled out and comprising a rear end, a front end, and a side wall. Coupling features are provided at the shelf bracket and at the guide rail that correspond to one another and that enable the guide rail to be releasably fastened to the shelf bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DIY ELEMENT SYSTEM GMBH
    Inventor: Josef Stocker
  • Patent number: 10794627
    Abstract: Closures for opening and closing the access openings of enclosures can include an adjusting feature that allows misalignments of the closures, in relation to seating surfaces at the access openings, to be corrected. A closure can include a closure inward surface that includes a closure inward surface seating site that is configured to engage an enclosure seating site at the access opening when the access opening is closed by the closure. At least one mounting bracket can be adjustably secured to the closure inward surface so as to be positionable at selected distances inwardly and outwardly of the closure inward surface. The at least one mounting bracket can be configured to have mounted thereto a system by means of which the closure can be supported for travel along a path away from and toward the access opening upon the opening and closing, respectively, of the access opening by the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Carlos Trejo Olvera, Kelly Fox Hodnett
  • Patent number: 10791646
    Abstract: Systems and devices for mounting servers are provided. In one aspect, a rack mounting system includes a first mounting bracket attached to a rack. The rack comprises a rack front side and a rack rear side opposite the rack front side. The first mounting bracket is attached to the rack rear side. A rail bracket is attached to a server component mounted in the rack. A second mounting bracket comprises a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled to the first mounting bracket. The second end is coupled to the rail bracket. The second mounting bracket comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface of the second mounting bracket contacts the first mounting bracket. The second surface of the second mounting bracket contacts the rail bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin Peter Bold, Andrew Nathan Bulgerin, Minh H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10729245
    Abstract: The invention discloses a storage shelf, comprising upright posts (1) and transverse beams (2), and further comprising shelf boards (3), wherein first reinforcement ribs (4) are provided on the transverse beams; and the first reinforcement ribs can both reinforce the transverse beams and serve as supporting parts for the shelf boards, having a simple structure without reducing the strength of the transverse beams. The transverse beams and the upright posts are directly connected by way of clamping, and can be assembled and disassembled conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd., Hangzhou United Electric Manufacture Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weiyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10681977
    Abstract: Shelving posts and shelving supports for use in adjustable shelving systems that reduce the space lost to the posts and shelf supports. The shelving posts do away with bulky RHS and SHS shaped posts with apertures formed therein and replace them with planar vertical member or members that are attached to one or more fins which extend perpendicularly from the planar vertical member or members. The fins provide structural support for supporting shelves and the goods that will be placed on them. The fins are orientated such that they sit between adjacent shelves. Shelf supports include flat planar shelf arms. The Shelf supports have a vertical stop which abuts a fin of the shelving post to provide additional support to the shelves. In addition, the shelf supports also have a perpendicular planar portion which also provides additional rigidity and strength to the shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mills Display Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Green
  • Patent number: 10638630
    Abstract: A storage and management assembly for a plurality of portable electronic devices is provided. The assembly includes a tower assembly to define a vertical channel along a first side of the tower assembly. A plurality of shelves are removably coupled to a second side of the tower assembly, each of the shelves includes a storage bay defined by a bottom portion provided perpendicular to the first member, and opposing raised edge portions provided about a portion of the perimeter of the bottom portion, the plurality of shelves provided in a stacked vertical arrangement along the tower assembly. Rear support shelves protrude rearwardly from the shelf bottom portion and through tower support first receiving slots to support electrical apparatus within the channel for powering portable electronic devices placed on the shelf bottom portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10588412
    Abstract: A shelf system includes a bracket, a fastener configured to extend into a wall through the bracket, a lag bolt configured to extend into the wall and rotate within a notch defined by the bracket, and a support arm configured to extend from the bracket. The bracket and the lag bolt are configured to move the bracket relative to the wall when the lag bolt rotates within the notch. A method for setting a shelf surface angle includes movably attaching a bracket to a wall, positioning a component within a notch defined by the bracket, extending the component into the wall, and, by adjusting the extension of the component, causing the bracket to move relative to the wall until the angle is achieved. A system for setting a shelf surface angle includes a support arm and a means, attached to the support arm, for setting the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shelf.Maid LLC
    Inventors: Laban Graber, Delbert Kemp
  • Patent number: 10582781
    Abstract: A mounting device (10) for connecting two support beams (20, 30, 40) of a rack has an attachment plate (11). The attachment plate (11) has a through-hole (14) arrangeable adjacent an opening (21) of a first (20) of the two support beams and at least one first engaging element (12) for engaging with a recess (31, 32) of a second (30; 40) of the two support beams when the attachment plate (11) is arranged with a first flat side (11C) facing the first support beam (20). The mounting device (10) further has an eccentric stud (15) insertable into the through-hole (14) of the attachment plate (11) and the opening (21) of the first support beam (20). Therein, turning the eccentric stud (15) adjusts a position of the first engaging element (12) in the recess (31, 32) of the second support beam (30; 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERROLL HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Jean Michel Lapace
  • Patent number: 10575639
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a connection mechanism fixing a door and a main body. The connection mechanism includes first and second components fixed by first and second fixing mechanisms. The first mechanism includes a first fixing member, a first hole on the first component and a second hole on the second component. The second mechanism includes a second fixing member, third holes elongated in a second direction at intervals on the first component and fourth holes at intervals in a first direction on the second component. When the second fixing member passes through a third hole and a fourth hole, the third and fourth holes define a distance between centers of remaining third holes and centers of remaining fourth holes in the first direction. The fourth holes adjust positions relative to the third holes in the second direction, causing the first and second components to relatively rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Qinchao Liu, Ping Lv, Ya Xu, Chuan Zhang, Oliver Elser, Roland Kuemmel
  • Patent number: 10526786
    Abstract: The present technology relates to beams having a cross section defining a plurality of channels and assemblies comprising the beams. In embodiments the cross section may define four channels, facing in four directions. The cross section has the advantages of providing structural channels that provide strength, platforms for attaching sliding and fastening components, and conduits for protecting internal components. The interior and exterior surfaces of the channels are configured to permit multiple carriers to slide/roll in linear motion independently in multiple directions, with smooth action and stability due to one or more guiding features to distribute load. These and other embodiments are discussed in greater detail in the detailed description and drawing figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Harsoyo Lukito
  • Patent number: 10340674
    Abstract: An example cable management tool, comprising: an elongated body portion having one or more sets of slots, a first part and a second part, both of which extend from the body portion and are configured to be attached to a chassis. The first part includes: a first arm portion, a first U-shape slot on a first end of the first arm portion, a second U-shape slot on a second end of the first arm portion, and the first end and the second end are opposite ends. The second part includes: a second arm portion, a third U-shape slot on a first end of the second arm portion, a fourth U-shape slot on a second end of the second arm portion, and the first end and the second end are opposite ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: A'N D CABLE PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: Conrad L. Chompff
  • Patent number: 10287096
    Abstract: An article support rack is disclosed having a plurality of rack portions. Each shelf row includes one or more main body portions and rib portions, and is supported by shelf support members in a cantilever fashion from a back-face side. Each of the rib portions is located, in plan view, between two articles that are adjacent to each other along a first direction and that are supported by a lower level shelf row which is one of the shelf rows that is located one level below a shelf row to which the rib portion is provided. Each of the rib portions has a first portion located higher than lower level articles each of which is an article supported by the lower level shelf row, and a second portion located lower than the first portion. Each second portion is so located that the second portion does not overlap with the maximum width areas of a lower level article as seen along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Yoshimoto, Hideo Yoshioka, Takeshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10280619
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable steel reinforcing assembly, especially adapted for effective use with dapped beam ends. The reinforcing assembly includes an upper assembly and a lower assembly. Running vertically through the center of each of the assemblies are aligning pin holes. Assembly is configured at the time of casting to accommodate most recent dap design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Edwin Moyano
  • Patent number: 10213016
    Abstract: An interchangeable modular shelf system, where a modular shelf framework is made of two support arms and two longitudinal members in a hollow rectangular shape. Onto this modular framework distinct types of display components may be attached, such that a single modular framework may contain a basket and a shelf. The modular framework can be attached to a vertical plane of the gondola rack, and can then be used for easily changing the type of display component attached, or for modifying the arrangement of the display components as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Bellar, Mark Propes
  • Patent number: 10190326
    Abstract: A facade scaffold includes an inner pole, an outer pole and a scaffold cross-bar between the inner and outer poles. A hollow pole portion of the inner pole has a first receiving through-aperture for a coupling for the attachment of a scaffold holder. A maximum distance between the first receiving through-aperture and a top side of the scaffold cross-bar is no more than 300 mm. The first receiving through-aperture is arranged below the top side of the scaffold cross-bar, or is realized above the top side of the scaffold cross-bar as a first elongated hole. The longitudinal axis of the first elongated hole is aligned parallel to the pole longitudinal axis of the hollow pole portion. The invention simplifies and accelerates the operation of assembling a scaffold holder on a scaffold and for a two-pole scaffold holder allows a passage height under the scaffold holder to be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PERI GMBH
    Inventor: Erzad Mikic
  • Patent number: 10111522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting clip for adjustable shelf systems, which ensures reliable and durable fixing of adjustable shelf boards without leaving any screw holes or marks on the board and also provides a possibility to dismount shelf boards by being re-adjustable in the same or different location. The mounting clip automatically locks its position between the shelf board and upper part of the rail opening. When the clip reaches its final position the wings will pass through the opening and create a snap in fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Hans Erlandsson
  • Patent number: 10058173
    Abstract: A shelf assembly and method of assembling the same are generally presented. The shelf assembly includes a back shelf wall having one or more mounting ports therein. Each mounting port may include one or more ear openings and a foot opening. A shelf may be provided to be connected to the back shelf wall. The shelf may include a surface and at least one flange extending from the surface. A mounting bracket may be inserted through openings in the flange and into the mounting port to connect the shelf to the back shelf wall. The mounting bracket may include a body, one or more ears extending from a first side of the body, and a foot, extending from a second side of the body. The foot may include a head portion and a neck portion. The foot opening may include a top slot portion and a bottom slot portion contiguous with the top slot portion. The foot may be inserted into the foot opening and seated in the bottom slot portion to lock the mounting clip in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Proos Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Umstead
  • Patent number: 10015277
    Abstract: A communication method is provided for transmitting useful data between a first traffic participant, at least one second traffic participant, and a central communication device. It is provided that the first traffic participant provides a data packet and transmits it to the central communication device, the data packet being assigned to a changing key that is transmitted together with the data packet, and that the first traffic participant transmits an identifier together with the key to the second traffic participant, and that the second traffic participant requests from the central communication device, using the key, the data packet assigned thereto, and assigns it to the first traffic participant. Also provided is a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Haug, Joerg Moennich
  • Patent number: 9782000
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable rack. In example embodiments, the rack may include a rail enclosing a nut used to fix a holder to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: James Kahle, Mary Kahle
  • Patent number: 9717327
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to console furniture and related features. A support structure is provided for supporting a work surface, the support structure comprising a frame defining an interior space, a frame brace receivable into the interior space of the frame, a support for supporting the work surface, and at least one fastening mechanism for extending between the frame brace and the support to clamp the frame therebetween, thereby securing the support about the frame. A console with a height adjustable work surface is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Evans Consoles Corporation
    Inventors: Matko Papic, Richard Game, Carlos Renderos, Nathan Edward Stone
  • Patent number: 9713379
    Abstract: A shelf supporting beam configuration for a shelving apparatus, includes a shelf platform, a plurality of shelf retaining members, and shelf supporting arrangement. Each shelf retaining member has two coupling ends for detachably coupling with two vertically extending posts of the shelving apparatus, and first and second longitudinal edges extended between the two coupling ends to form a boundary frame. The shelf supporting arrangement is integrally extended from each of the shelf retaining members between the first and second longitudinal edges to rigidly support the shelf platform within the boundary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Tsai
  • Patent number: 9655443
    Abstract: An adjustable locking shelf support system for use in a medicine cabinet or other cabinet. The adjustable shelf support members have set-off lugs which are inserted and locked into slots in a recessed race located in the vertical walls of the cabinet. The front portion of the adjustable locking shelf support member protrudes into the cabinet toward the front has a channel that, together with the cooperating adjustable locking shelf support member located on the opposite side vertical wall of the cabinet, accepts a shelf made of glass or other material. The adjustable shelf support members can be removed and replaced throughout the cabinet in other slots evenly spaced in a vertical orientation in the recessed race of the vertical walls of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: American Glasscrafters, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Fernando Cano, Michael Balagyozyan
  • Patent number: 9587838
    Abstract: An oven rack assembly (1000) includes an oven rack (1008) and a slide system (1018). The slide system (1018) includes slide devices (1020) positioned at opposing sides of the oven rack (1008). A subframe (1040) is positioned below the slide devices (1020). Retention/release devices (1062) are mounted on the slide devices (1020) and are manually operable by a user so as to selectively retain the subframe (1040) in a stationary position or, alternatively, release the subframe (1040) so that the subframe (1040) can be removed from the oven (128?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SSW Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J Stewart, Jeffrey Alan Ambrose, I, Jason Robert Yochum
  • Patent number: 9518695
    Abstract: A flat screen television support device includes at least one vertical column extending upwardly from a piece of furniture and a cantilever support extending forwardly from the column and terminating in a free end. A vertical screen mount is connected to the free end of the cantilever support member. A flat screen television is connected to the flat screen television support device and has a rear wall spaced forward of the rear edge of the upper surface of the piece of furniture so that the flat screen television is supported over the piece of furniture between the front and rear edges of the upper surface of the piece of furniture. The piece of furniture may support the entire weight of the flat screen television if the support device is incorporated into a back structure of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Whalen, Paul R. Jones
  • Patent number: 9506600
    Abstract: The invention discloses a guide rail for solar mounting, comprising a main body; the main body is provided with a first slotted rail on the top, a nut rail on one sidewall, and a second slotted rail on the other sidewall; the first slotted rail has an upward opening; the second slotted rail has an opening perpendicular to that of the first slotted rail and with the back against the main body; the nut rail has an opening perpendicular to that of the first slotted rail and with the back against the main body; the second slotted rail has an opening opposite to that of the nut rail. The guide rail for solar mounting can be fixed in diversified ways, i.e, by an outer-hexagonal part or a fixture block, meeting operating requirements under different conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: JIANGSU CHIKO SOLAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinbei Li
  • Patent number: 9504323
    Abstract: A drawer slide structure to be mounted within storage cavity of a cabinet which utilizes a pair of opposing grid panels mounted on sidewalls of the storage cavity. Each grid panel includes a plurality of identical slots arranged in two spaced apart columns of vertically spaced apart slots. The structure also includes a pair of opposing drawer slide mechanisms. Each drawer slide mechanism has a cabinet member for affixation to a grid panel and a drawer member for supporting a drawer. In each drawer slide mechanism the drawer member is slideably longitudinally movable relative to the cabinet member. The drawer and drawer member utilize an interlocking arrangement for fixing the drawer to the drawer member. The cabinet member includes a pair of outwardly extending hanger tabs with each hanger tab to engage with a slot for supporting the drawer on the grid panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Fedele Anthony Porreca
  • Patent number: 9476441
    Abstract: A clamping device for the releasable connection of a first profile section with a second profile section, wherein the clamping device can be introduced into a recess provided in the first profile section, and is provided with at least one hook element for purposes of engaging with the first profile section and with a clamping element. Thus, the at least one hook element can be brought into a releasable retentive engagement with at least one locking element of the first profile section that is complementary to the former. The clamping device comprises for this purpose a plate, wherein the at least one hook element is aligned in the plane of the plate on the first profile section, and the clamping element is provided on the opposing side of the plate relative to the hook element, so as to clamp the plate against the second profile section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SYMA INTERCONTINENTAL AG
    Inventors: Marcel Strassle, Kurt Zullig
  • Patent number: 9456692
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a multi-piece shelf bracket including a support arm that receives a connector having a support portion and at least one hook portion, and a method of assembling the multi-piece shelf bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Tibbe, Daniel L. Krueger
  • Patent number: 9290954
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of producing an adjustable scaffold shelf. The adjustable scaffold shelf is produced from a platform support of an existing scaffold by specific cuts. A middle support and a pair of mount supports are created from the existing platform support. The pair of mount supports is fastened to the middle support to create the frame for the adjustable scaffold shelf. A shelf platform is a board fitted onto the middle support and the pair of mount supports to complete the adjustable scaffold shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony Shane Taylor
  • Patent number: 9265360
    Abstract: The present application provides a refrigerated display case. The refrigerated display case may include an aft wall, a number of shelf standards positioned about the aft wall, and a number of shelves positioned on the shelf standards. The shelf standards may include an integrated center shelf standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
    Inventors: Poly Joseph, Virgil L. Pearson, Rahul Gokhale
  • Patent number: 9134063
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes an ice maker disposed at one side of a storage chamber for storing food, a folding shelf disposed at the ice maker to be folded in a vertical direction or unfolded in a horizontal direction to efficiently use a space formed on the side of the ice maker, a shelf supporting member fixed to the ice maker to rotatably support the folding shelf, and a locking part disposed at the shelf supporting member to support the folding shelf when the folding shelf is unfolded to be arranged in a horizontal direction. When the folding shelf disposed in the storage chamber is folded in a vertical direction, there is formed a space capable of storing containers or food products having a great height. When the folding shelf is unfolded in a horizontal direction, containers or food products having a small height may be put on the folding shelf. Thus, a storage space of the refrigerator may be more efficiently used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Lim, Jong Dal Lee, Myung Hoon Cho, Seung Tae Lim, Dong Nyeol Ryu
  • Patent number: 9119471
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a support post having a mounting surface and a plurality of vertically spaced retention members extending from the mounting surface. A shelf includes a bracket member configured for coupling to a first of the vertically spaced retention members. A support bracket includes an attachment portion configured for coupling to a second of the vertically spaced retention members adjacent the first vertically spaced retention member and a support portion configured for coupling to the bracket member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SPG International LLC
    Inventors: Arturo Gonzalez, Steven M. Kessell, Michael D. Potter
  • Patent number: 9084485
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a slotted member such as a upright for a display fixture to allow shelves and other components to be mounted to the fixture has a main body portion having a connector bore for the component element to be affixed to the bracket. A hook at a first end of the main body engages a wall of a slot in the slotted member, while a tab at a second end of the main body member is offset rearwardly from the body member by an arm, the arm and tab being spaced from the hook a distance such that the arm extends through another slot of the slotted member. At least one of the hook and arm are position to engage an edge of the slot of the slotted member to position the bracket on the member. A portion of the tab lies behind a further slot when the bracket is installed on the slotted member, and has a threaded bore to accept a mounting bolt inserted from the front side of the slotted member to fix the mounting bracket in place on the slotted member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: MILTON MERL & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Sukman, Robert Ernst Langelius, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150060621
    Abstract: A compression lock on a connector for a shelving post has upper and lower, mating collar parts having distal ends encircling more than 180 degrees of the post but separated by a gap through which the post can pass. Each distal end has an axially extending projection with a rounded end and a recess adjoining the projection. The projections of one collar part mate with the recesses of the other collar part to interlock the collar parts around a compression sleeve and form a frusto-conical inner surface that wedges the a mating sleeve against the post to affix a shelf attached to the connector. A tab allows removal of a locking connector, with the connectors stamped out of sheet metal and bent into the frusto-conical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Patent number: 8960612
    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 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • 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: 8789803
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mailbox slider device that provides mailboxes of various widths to be slideably mounted along the horizontal portion of an existing mailbox support post. The device comprises a first base member and a second slideable member being attached using complimentary tongue and groove sliders, wherein the members include a recessed channel having a first and second channel stop that prevents separation of the two members at the base member distal end, while allowing separation and engagement of the members along the inward proximal end of the base member. A mailbox is secured to a support block, which then attaches to the upper surface of the second sliding member. The sliding member engages the base member from its proximal end, whereafter the base member is secured to the horizontal portion of a mailbox post to provide a readily extendable and retractable assembly for improved access for postal service workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: James Richard Van Wingerden, Mary Ellen Van Wingerden
  • Patent number: 8789279
    Abstract: A scaffold assembly permits a single individual to install the assembly on an open stud wall. The assembly includes a horizontally oriented walkway supporting member, a vertically oriented rail support member, and a support unit extending from the walkway supporting member to the ground. An attachment assembly is connected to the walkway supporting member and includes a pair of rotatable members, one of which bears against the outer edges of a pair of adjacent studs and the other of which bears against the inner edges of the adjacent pair of studs in order to secure the scaffold assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: W. Floyd Samons, Walter Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 8752296
    Abstract: A scaffold assembly permits a single individual to install the assembly on an open stud wall. The assembly includes a horizontally oriented walkway supporting member, a vertically oriented rail support member, and a support unit extending from the walkway supporting member to the ground. An attachment assembly is connected to the walkway supporting member and includes a pair of rotatable members, one of which bears against the outer edges of a pair of adjacent studs and the other of which bears against the inner edges of the adjacent pair of studs in order to secure the scaffold assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: W. Floyd Samons, Walter T Campbell
  • Patent number: 8720704
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular system for at least one of displaying and storing at least one article. The modular system includes at least a pair of elongated support brackets; at least one elongated cross member and means for positioning each of the at least one elongated cross member and the at least said pair of elongated support brackets in a generally horizontal plane during use of the modular system. The at least a pair of elongated support brackets are disposed in a spaced apart parallel relationship with each other. The at least one elongated cross member is sized to at least span a distance between the at least pair of elongated support brackets. Additionally, the at least one elongated cross member may at least rest on a top edge of each of the at least the pair of elongated support brackets during use of said modular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Anil K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 8720031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for assembling a piece of furniture. The system comprises an elongated track element including a recessed bottom wall having a plurality of equidistantly spaced apart indentations and opposite front flanges defining there between a channel. The system further includes a fitting element having a main portion defining a front surface and opposite rear surface, an arresting pin extending from the rear surface, and a transversal bar extending parallel with the front and rear surfaces. The fitting element is arrested relative to the elongated track element in a three-step operation. The first step involving positioning the fitting element in front of the channel and introducing the transversal bar into the channel. The second step involves rotating the fitting element while maintaining the transversal bar within the channel. The third step involves receiving the arresting pin within a single indentation of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Steen Sauer
  • Patent number: 8596590
    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: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8480047
    Abstract: A flexible and adjustable storage system for inside a Sea-Land shipping container provides at least two hangers, each hanger having a releasable anchor for attachment to a lashing ring, a flexible member of a vertical support depending from the releasable anchor, at least one rigid horizontal support member having a first end portion and a spaced apart second end portion, each end portion carrying an adjustable fastener for adjustable attachments to the flexible member for vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Sloan
  • 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: 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: 8157230
    Abstract: Shelf supports and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The shelf supports include a stop member that limits the deflection of the body of the shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Daniel L. Krueger, Matthew J. Alferink
  • Patent number: 8069598
    Abstract: An adjustable display board system comprises a display board, first and second grippers, first and second racks, and a handle. The first and second grippers are coupled to the display and include a plurality of teeth. The first and second racks are mounted to a rigid structure and include a plurality of teeth generally greater than the number of teeth of the first and second grippers. The teeth of the first and second grippers mesh with the teeth of the first and second racks to maintain the vertical position of the display board. The handle is pushed to disengage the grippers from the racks and allow vertical motion of the display board. The adjustable display board system also comprises a display board, a linear actuator unit, and one or more pivot arms. The linear actuator unit includes a movable actuator rod and is coupled to the one or more pivot arms, which in turn is coupled to the display board. Motion of the actuator rod is converted to raising and lowering of the display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Jorge Garcia, Sam Minnich
  • Patent number: 8038112
    Abstract: A shelf support system is provided for supporting one or more shelves at selected elevations on a vertical surface. The system includes at least one standard having a rear wall, a first mounting wall extending from the rear wall, and a second mounting wall extending from the rear wall. The first and second mounting walls define between them a channel open to the front of the standard. At least one of the first and second walls defines notches which are not visible from the front of the standard, and the notches are adapted to receive a retention member on a bracket or shelf support which can be disposed within the channel of the standard. The shelf support can be tilted to an orientation that permits it be moved up or down within the standard to a different position, or to be removed from the standard altogether, or to be reinserted into the standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Richard G. Kluge
  • Patent number: 7967268
    Abstract: A vertically stabilized shelf bracket assembly having at least two support strips on which a plurality of shelf brackets are mounted. A cover is provided that aesthetically enhances the shelf bracket assembly and stabilizes it at the same time. In one embodiment, the cover includes a cap and a hanging casing. In one embodiment, apertures are provided in the shelf brackets to support a rod. In another embodiment an adjustable mounting slot is provided in the support strips to facilitate their parallel installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Herron Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Warren L. Herron, III, Warren L. Herron, Jr., Mark Bennett, Randall Bachtel
  • Publication number: 20110068243
    Abstract: An adjustable apparatus includes a bracket, an extendable member, a moving member, and a display supporting mount. The extendable member includes a base portion and a resilient tape portion attached to the base portion. The tape portion is secured to the bracket. The moving member is attached on the base portion. The display supporting mount is secured to the moving member for being secured to a display device, and movable with the moving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LIU-JUN ZOU, HUI YU