On Trackway Patents (Class 312/132)
  • Patent number: 9357859
    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: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Benchmarc Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis D. Fanning, Jr., Edwin Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 8303233
    Abstract: The storage and retrieval system includes a frame having at least two columns adjacent to one another. A track is disposed in each column, each track being generally parallel to one another. A plurality of storage units reside and move within the tracks. An actuator coupled to the frame displaces the storage units in the columns and a pair of conveyors move the storage units between columns to permit sequential clockwise or counterclockwise movement of the plurality of storage units within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Worthwhile Products
    Inventor: Stanley B. Solomon
  • Patent number: 7850411
    Abstract: A storage and retrieval system includes a continuous track and a plurality of individual storage units stacked in multiple columns or rows. Each storage unit includes wheels for engaging the continuous track for selective movement along the track. A conveyor apparatus is used to selectively move the storage units along the length of the continuous track between uppermost positions of adjacent columns, so as to support the storage unit as the storage unit passes gaps in the upper rail due to intermediate vertical rails extending downwardly intermediate ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Worthwhile Products
    Inventor: Stanley B. Solomon
  • Patent number: 7576302
    Abstract: An electric oven includes a wire rack having a closed frame, a plurality of longitudinal beams each having a plurality of bent portions, a first end thereof connected to the frame and a second end thereof spaced apart from the closed frame, and a plurality of lateral beams intersecting the longitudinal beam and having first and second ends connected to the frame. The electric oven further includes a cavity defining a cooking chamber and receiving the wire rack. Further, the longitudinal beams are bent in a plurality of directions and the second ends of the longitudinal beams are bent towards the first end of the longitudinal beams such that a direction where heat is transmitted from the first end of the longitudinal beam is opposite to a direction where the heat is transferred to the second end of the longitudinal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wan Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 7413091
    Abstract: Attached to an upper end or rear sidewall of each of a plurality of movable racks is a hollow tube mounted on a rectangular plate in two places on each rack. Passing through the hollow tubes of each of the plurality of movable racks is a solid rod having a diameter of one to two inches. The solid rod is anchored at opposite ends on two stationary or fixed racks to facilitate sliding of the plurality of racks across a floor. No special equipment is required to maximize floor space for storage of tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Big O Tires, Inc.
    Inventor: Krystal Krull
  • Patent number: 7237686
    Abstract: A spice rack including an array of sliding drawers positioned on a base. The assembly will be placed on an existing kitchen cabinet shelf. It should be noted however, that the assembly may be made to replace the existing shelf if desired. The assembly is designed to store spice containers in a relative small space, which containers may be easily identified and retrieved. Each drawer includes a planar, horizontal bottom surface having a knob secured to the front end. Plural dowels are positioned along each side of the planar surface to define an enclosed area for the spice containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventors: Richard L. Bertrand, Denise C. Bertrand
  • Patent number: 7114789
    Abstract: A splice arrangement for rail sections in a rail-mounted mobile system, such as a mobile storage system. The rail arrangement includes first and second rail sections, each of which has a base member and a support member defining a support surface for supporting the movable member of the mobile storage system. The base members of the adjacent rail sections are adapted for placement adjacent each other to form a joint therebetween. The support members of the adjacent rail sections are also adapted for placement adjacent each other to define a joint therebetween. The support member joint is offset from the base member joint, such that the support member joint overlies a lower wall defined by one of the base members. The ends of the support members further include a tongue and groove arrangement for maintaining the support members in horizontal alignment with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventor: William R. Keaton
  • Patent number: 7086543
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a shelving apparatus generally includes a track and a standard. The track includes a support portion having an upper support surface and an extension extending generally outwardly from the support portion. The standard includes a back surface having an opening. When the support portion is within the opening, an upper surface of the opening contacts the upper support surface of the support portion, and the extension is engagingly received within a portion of the opening. This engagement of the extension within the portion of the opening can inhibit disengagement of the standard from the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee E. Remmers
  • Patent number: 6484893
    Abstract: A shelving apparatus for providing shelving which is retractable and easily reachable. The shelving apparatus includes a housing has a back wall, a first lateral side wall, a second lateral side wall, a bottom wall and a top wall. A front side of the housing has an opening therein defined by a front edge of the top, bottom and lateral side walls. At least one railing is positioned in the housing and is attached to the top wall. The railing extends from the back wall to the front edge of the top wall. A shelving assembly is extendably positioned on the railing such that the shelving assembly may be selectively positioned between a point inside of the housing and a point outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Vladimir D. Tkatch
  • Patent number: 5954408
    Abstract: A console enclosure for supporting various computer or electronic components is provided with an adjustable monitor supporting shelf within the enclosure, and adjustable keyboard table and a shielding canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Infra-Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Bogucki
  • Patent number: 5918954
    Abstract: A sales apparatus for packages having at least one storage shelf having a bottom surface including a plurality of peripheral edges and a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom surface. The plurality of side walls define an interior area of the storage shelf. An upper element defines a top surface. The at least one storage shelf includes a peripheral storage row adjacent to at least one of the side walls for displaying packages and at least one dispensing row disposed within the interior area of the storage shelf for dispensing packages. The side walls may be either transparent or opaque. A plurality of storage shelves may be stacked in order to increase the capacity of the sales apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Chris Papadakis, Eric Nelson, Michael Keshner
  • Patent number: 5690402
    Abstract: A novel product display case is disclosed having detachable and separately functional upper and lower units. The upper unit comprises a plurality of slidable display panels on which items can be secured for inspection, and can be slid aside to reveal shelves for the secure storage of items corresponding to the items on display. The lower unit comprises a display box which encases items secured for display and inspection, and is hingedly movable to reveal a plurality of shelves for the secure storage of items corresponding to items in the display box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: Rudolf Koppe
  • Patent number: 5411139
    Abstract: A keybox capable of being oriented in a horizontal or vertical position is disclosed. Keypanels are maintained in the keybox and may be secured in either a horizontal or vertical extended position for viewing. The keypanels are slidably mounted in grooved tracks thereby being located upright and parallel within the keybox. Upwardly extending keyhooks are located on the keypanels for retaining keys. The keypanels are square so that the keyhooks may be located extending upwardly when the keybox is oriented upwards or sidewards. The keypanels are accessible through an opening in the keybox and may be slid out of the keybox to an extended position through the opening. Each keypanel may be secured in a horizontal extended position on the keybox by locating a lower edge of the keypanel on a shoulder of the keybox and securing the keypanel thereon by locating a retaining bar coupled to the keybox in a notch in an upper edge of the keypanel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Inventor: James Victory
  • Patent number: 4895382
    Abstract: A distribution system comprises box-shaped transport containers, (5) each provided with a bottom (18) and walls (20), and a truck (1) provided with wheels and having swinging side walls (3 and 4) in hinged connection with a vertical end wall (2). The side walls (3 and 4) have supporting elements placed oppositely in pairs, e.g. horizontal L-shaped rails (22) which are positively engageable with members formed on the transport trays (5), e.g. channels (21). The channel members are incorporated at the bottom (18) of the transport trays, to facilitate in cooperation with the L-shaped rail members loading by insertion of the transport trays (5) and securing of the side walls (3 and 4) when the side walls are in their active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: AB Tetra Pak
    Inventor: Kjell Andersson
  • Patent number: 4811996
    Abstract: A decorative display and storage case for attractively displaying and protectively storing earrings of the type for pierced ears has a base and an enclosure formed by four upstanding walls with at least one of the walls being transparent for permitting viewing of the contents of the enclosure. A plurality of display frames having plastic mesh screens positioned therein which screens have openings adapted to accommodate the wire prong element of earrings for pierced ears are mounted in the enclosure in aligned slots in two of the walls which are in a face-to-face relationship. The slots slidably receive and retain the display frames until the frames are slidably removed therefrom. A cover is positioned on top of the walls for closing the case. A mirror may be mounted on the inside surface of the cover which when held at an angle provides the viewer with a different view of the frames in the case to aid the selection of the frame carrying the set of earrings desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Inventor: Maria Hansson
  • Patent number: 4531789
    Abstract: A rotatable stock container closet for the storage of articles such as electronic parts, or the like, includes a plurality of container conveying units arranged vertically one on another, each container conveying unit comprising outer and inner rail means, guide channel means arranged therebetween, an endless traction chain, a driving means therefor, and a series of stock containers, releasably disposed to the traction chain means, moving on and along the rail means, so that any container may be reached most expeditiously by selectively operating each container conveying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Okamura Corp.
    Inventors: Takusuke Iemura, Takeshi Goto, Hiroshi Komaki
  • Patent number: 4500148
    Abstract: A display and storage unit is provided for accommodating a plurality of articles in an attractive yet orderly fashion. The unit includes a housing having an upright interior chamber with an exposed open bottom positioned a substantial distance above a supporting surface. Disposed within the chamber are a plurality of carriers which are arranged in substantially face-to-face relation and are mounted for independent substantially vertical movement between various selected modes. Each carrier is adapted to accommodate a plurality of articles and segregate same into a predetermined number of groups, the latter being disposed in side-by-side relation. When in a first mode, the carrier is substantially concealed within the chamber and the accommodated articles are inaccessible. When in a second mode, the carrier projects downwardly a substantial amount through the open bottom of the housing whereby any depleted groups of accommodated articles can be manually replenished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: H. King & Associates, Ltd.
    Inventor: Homer F. King
  • Patent number: 4379602
    Abstract: A rotatable stock container closet for the storage of articles such as electronic parts, or the like, includes a plurality of container conveying units arranged vertically one on another, each container conveying unit comprising outer and inner rail means, guide channel means arranged therebetween, an endless traction chain, a driving means therefor, and a series of stock containers, releasably disposed to the traction chain means, moving on and along the rail means, so that any container may be reached most expeditiously by selectively operating each container conveying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1983
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Takusuke Iemura, Takeshi Goto, Hiroshi Komaki
  • Patent number: 4269461
    Abstract: A Chrismas tree ball display cabinet and storage cabinet has a plurality of drawers of styrofoam with a grid of ball-fitting spherical recesses in the top surface of each, a vertically spaced succession of ledge-like shelves supporting the styrofoam drawers, and in the preferred embodiment a compartmented drawer for Christmas tree ball accessories; a vertically sliding door gives access to the contents, and transparent plastic construction for the cabinet and white color for the styrofoam in preferred embodiment make the assembly when filled with Christmas tree balls an effective display for store or home as well as for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Bobbie R. Roach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4123128
    Abstract: Pies within pie pans are received within circular cut-out portions of removable shelves which are supported vertically apart within a pair of side-by-side compartments of a portable pie case. The shelves are formed from relatively thin sheet metal and include stiffening flanges on their sides and rear and bordering the circular cut-out portions. The side flanges are bent down at an angle of about 45.degree. from the general plane of the shelf. These flanges are received within complementary slideway slots formed in the side walls of the compartments. The central front portion of each shelf is cut away to facilitate placement and removal of the pies. The portion of each shelf bordering the circular cut-out extends about the pie an angular distance substantially greater than 180.degree.. The bottom, top, rear and side walls of the pie case are cast monolithically from a structural plastic.A throw-away cardboard front panel closes both compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Inventor: Carl L. Abele