Spaced Horizontal Guides For Article Supports Patents (Class 312/321)
  • Patent number: 10113787
    Abstract: A door tray for a domestic refrigeration appliance includes a base body for holding stored goods and an add-on part being separate from the base body and fastened to the base body. The base body has an upper bracket that is oriented forward and faces away from a rear wall of the base body and a lower bracket that is disposed at a distance therefrom, is oriented forward and faces away from the rear wall of the base body. The add-on part is fastened to the upper bracket and/or to the lower bracket. A domestic refrigeration appliance with a door tray is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Elena Claass, Max Eicher, Christoph Becke, Denis Lux, Boris Angele, Andrea Fink, Christine Hartwein, Christian Hoisl, Ilja Simon
  • Patent number: 9173489
    Abstract: A divider kit for constructing and installing a divider system on a storage rack system of the type having a pair of parallel header elements at a top of a storage volume with a front-to-back depth and a side-to-side length to be divided by the assembled kit comprises components for constructing a plurality of main beams dimensioned to extend between and be supported upon the header elements in a spaced apart relationship and a pair of rails for mounting in a spaced relationship along the side-to-side length upon the main beams. The kit further comprises at least one u-shaped divider with two legs mountable upon the rails and depending therefrom to divide the storage volume into at least two sub-volumes. A variety of differently-sized divider systems may be assembled from the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Milton Mercy & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Sukman, Robert Ernst Langelius, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8780565
    Abstract: A rail assembly having a stab-in inner rail member that inserts into and withdraws from an intermediate rail member supports an information handling system chassis disposed in a rack. Insertion of the inner rail member into the intermediate rail member is aided by a resting surface extending from the insertion end of the intermediate rail member. The inner rail member rests on and is aligned with the resting surface so that opposing pairs of rail assemblies can have their inner rail members aligned with their intermediate rail members during a stab-in assembly of a chassis into the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Gregory Lane Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140077674
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, horizontal and vertical tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support member assemblies extending between the tracks. Each support member assembly comprises sliders or end members located at the ends of tubular supports and being movable in the tracks. The support member assemblies support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski
  • Publication number: 20130175912
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the track assemblies. Outer members of the support assemblies have notches which enable the support assemblies to slide along the track assemblies to move parts supported by dunnage suspended by the support assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventor: Bradford Company
  • Patent number: 8477485
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an upper body, a lower cover, a lower body, and a slide mechanism installed between the upper body and the lower cover. The lower cover is fastened on the lower body. The mechanism includes a fixed element, a slide element, and two plates. The fixed element is fastened on the lower cover. The slide element may slide relative to the fixed element. The plates are fastened on two opposite sides of the slide element and the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Hsiao-Chun Lin, Chun-Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20130057135
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of tubular support members extending between the track assemblies. The tubular support members have notches which enable the support members to slide along track assemblies to move the support members. The tubular support members support dunnage for supporting product for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Brian T. Dobrinski, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20120313496
    Abstract: A storage system (10) is provided for storing a plurality of single-serve-beverage cartridges (30). The system 10 comprises a drawer (40) with compartment lanes (50) adapted to allow a plurality of the cartridges to be single-file situated therein. A slide (80) can be used to move the drawer (40) between a closed position and an opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: American Innovation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Daniel Marshall, Walter G. Berry
  • Patent number: 7723943
    Abstract: A receiving method is provided comprising the following steps. First, a receiving device is provided, wherein the receiving device comprises a chamber, a plurality of spacers, a spacer moving module, a first cover unit, a second cover unit, a control unit and an input interface. Then, an order is inputted to the input surface, wherein the input surface sends a control signal according to the order, and the control unit controls movements of the first cover unit, the second cover unit and the spacer moving module according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chung-Yang Fu, Wei-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20090026905
    Abstract: A storage device in particular for a climate controlled cabinet is described. The storage device serves to store laboratory objects, in particular microtiter plates, in shelf racks (4) and comprises a shelf access device, which has an upper and a lower guide (15, 15?), between which there is arranged a vertical guide (16). A horizontal drive (18) drives the vertical guide (16) along the upper horizontal guide (15). A shaft transmits this motion to the lower end of the vertical guide (16) and drives a gear there, which generates an additional drive along the lower guide (15?). This allows to prevent a tilting of the vertical guide (16) when accelerating or decelerating. In addition, the vertical guide (15) is guided in non-rotational manner at its upper and lower ends in the upper and lower guides (15, 15?), such that a torsion of the vertical guide is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Cosmas G. Malin
  • Publication number: 20080218044
    Abstract: A file device for mounting onto a support rail includes a first sheet having a first support device to cooperate with the support rail along a top edge of the first sheet, a second sheet having a second support device to cooperate with the support rail along a top edge of the second sheet and being coupled to the first sheet along the bottom of the second sheet and a third sheet having a third support device to cooperate with the support rail along the top edge of the third sheet and being coupled to the second sheet along the top of the third sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Unda, Miguel Angel UndaLuquin
  • Publication number: 20080093960
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a storage panel guiding device, which is configured to dampen movement of a storage panel movement using magnetic attractive force to thereby reduce damper friction. The storage panel guiding device of the present invention comprises the following: a magnetic damper including a first magnetic body, a second magnetic body and a thin plate interposed therebetween; a storage panel to which the first magnetic body is attached; a guide panel to which the second magnetic body is attached; a slide rail having a slot in which the guide panel can move; and a storage case accommodating the magnetic damper, the storage panel and the guide panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Sik Song
  • Patent number: 6773081
    Abstract: A cabinet for conveying medicine which occupies a small space when not in use and which can hold the various sizes of medicine buckets. A plurality of medicine bucket supporting members (3a, 3b) for supporting multiple stages of medicine buckets (7) are provided on a movable base member (2). The medicine bucket supporting members (3a, 3b) are juxtaposed on the base member (2) with a predetermined distance therebetween. The medicine bucket supporting members (3a, 3b) are positioned so that, when a plurality of the cabinets (1) are juxtaposed with all of the medicine buckets (7) removed, the medicine bucket supporting members (3a, 3b) do not interfere with the base member (2) of an adjacent cabinet (1). Whereby, the medicine bucket supporting members (3a, 3b) of each cabinet (1) can be disposed so as to abut against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Shuji Aoyama, Akitoshi Honryo
  • Publication number: 20030020383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cabinet for conveying medicine which has a small space occupied by itself when not using it and which can hold the various sizes of medicine buckets irrespective of simple construction. A plurality of medicine bucket supporting members 3 for supporting in multistage medicine buckets 7 in which medicines are put are provided on a movable base member 2 with casters 4. The medicine bucket supporting members 3 are juxtaposed on the base member 2 with a predetermined distance therebetween. The opposite faces of the medicine bucket supporting members 3 are provided with support portions 8 for supporting both side edges of the medicine bucket 7. The medicine bucket supporting members 3 are positioned so that, when the plurality of cabinets 1 are juxtaposed with all of the medicine buckets 7 removed, the medicine bucket supporting members 3 do not interfere with the base member 2 of the adjacent cabinet 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Shuji Aoyama, Akitoshi Honryo
  • Patent number: 6441703
    Abstract: A radio frequency filter system includes a first acoustic resonator (54, 56) for a first frequency and a second acoustic resonator (54, 56) for a second frequency. An acoustic reflector array (102, 152, 202) is coupled to an electrode of the first acoustic resonator (54, 56) and to an electrode of the second acoustic resonator (54, 56). The acoustic reflector array (102, 152, 202) includes a plurality of reflector layers (112, 152, 210). A first reflector layer (112, 152, 210) is operable to reflect a signal at substantially the first frequency. A second reflector layer (112, 152, 210) is operable to reflect a signal at substantially the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Carl M. Panasik
  • Patent number: 6398323
    Abstract: A storage system for sheeted objects such as clothes, including a storage unit, formed of a first component and a second component, and a rail assembly which includes a main rail and an extension portion in the form of at least one pivotally or telescopically connected rail element. The element is adapted to be supported in an extended condition, externally of the first component, so as to increase the effective length of the rail assembly when the second component is in an open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Furn Li Lee
  • Patent number: 6317967
    Abstract: An avionics LRU having multiple circuit cards therein which are arranged in readily accessible slots and have insertion/extraction apparatuses coupled thereto which use a rack and pinion arrangement to provide a relatively high insertion force over an increased displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins
    Inventor: Gary W. Sampson
  • Patent number: 6059125
    Abstract: A merchandising device comprises first and second elongated parallel tracks arranged side by side, and a spacer for maintaining a space between the first and second tracks. Each track includes a pair of spaced parallel rails for suspending a row of bottles therefrom such that said bottles in said row are slidably engaged with said rails for movement along that track and are removable from that track through its front end. The spacer comprises a first limb integrally formed with the first track and extending to the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: Dennis E. Parham
  • Patent number: 6042203
    Abstract: A console enclosure for supporting various computer or electronic components including an adjustable monitor supporting shelf within the enclosure, and adjustable keyboard table and a shielding canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Infra-Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Bogucki
  • 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: 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: 4955672
    Abstract: A drawer interlock for a drawer-and-cabinet assembly wherein a cabinet mounts one or more drawers for sliding movement between a retracted position in the cabinet housing and an extended position at least partially out of the front of the housing. The interlock comprises a latch pivotably mounted to the cabinet back wall proximate to a back wall of the drawer or drawers with the latch having an upstanding catch and a depending catch extending from a central portion in vertical relationship. The latch interfaces with a hook on the drawer or drawers in the cabinet to prevent more than one drawer from opening at one time. The latch is pivotably mounted and biased against the hook in such a way that the latch does not interfere with the movement of any one drawer but will engage a hook when more than one drawer is opened at a time. In a preferred embodiment, each cabinet has one drawer and the latch interfaces with the drawer in the cabinet and with a drawer in an adjacent cabinet, preferably mounted on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: Dinh-Tuong Pham
  • Patent number: 4538738
    Abstract: A removable garment rack for transportation of hanging garments in a movable enclosure in which a pair of spaced-apart guide rails have a horizontal longitudinally-extending ledge for supporting a plurality of transversely extending garment supporting rails which are releasably retained on the guide rails for supporting garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Sea-Land Corporation
    Inventor: Willem H. P. Van Iperen
  • Patent number: 4511155
    Abstract: A one wheel trailer for a two-wheeled vehicle such as a motorcycle, or the like, is disclosed. The trailer includes a first and a second arm, each arm having a first and a second end. The first end of each arm is connected preferably to the site corresponding to a passenger footpeg of the two wheeled vehicle or the like. A rigid frame is secured adjacent the second end of each arm. A container is secured to the bulkhead and a spring biased suspension arm is pivotally connected to the bulkhead. A castor arm is mounted adjacent the distal end of the suspension arm enabling swivelling of the castor arm relative to the suspension arm. A wheel is rotatably mounted relative to the castor arm permitting the wheel to support the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Verl Fielding
    Inventor: Donald Galloway
  • Patent number: 4497525
    Abstract: A freight container is disclosed which can be used for transporting stackable items and hanging items. The container is particularly stable and features at least one section which contributes to the load-bearing frame, runs transversely and features an undercut groove in which sliding fixtures of flexible supports for hanging the hanging items can be inserted and, if desired, can be fixed at a predetermined spacing. A strut section with both ends attached to the base of the container and a vertical strut attached to the upper part of the frame or to a load-bearing section can be released from the frame at least at one end and secured to a profiled section in the upper part of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Swiss Aluminium Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerhard Mittelmann
  • Patent number: 4485928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rack for the storage of shoes or other objects which is designed to be mounted on the ceiling or wall of a clothes closet having article retaining means positioned upon a platform which is forwardly slideable, preferably at a downward angle to permit ready access to the stored objects and which can be retracted to a normal storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Henry E. Staashelm
  • Patent number: 4357059
    Abstract: A freight container is disclosed which can be used for transporting stackable items and hanging items. The container is particularly stable and features at least one section which contributes to the load-bearing frame, runs transversely and features an undercut groove in which sliding fixtures of flexible supports for hanging the hanging items can be inserted and, if desired, can be fixed at a predetermined spacing. A strut section with both ends attached to the base of the container and a vertical strut attached to the upper part of the frame or to a load-bearing section can be released from the frame at least at one end and secured to a profiled section in the upper part of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Swiss Aluminium Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerhard Mittelmann
  • Patent number: 4095861
    Abstract: The cart comprises a housing containing a plurality of supports for slidable shelves and a plurality of horizontal louvers hinged to completely cover the spaces between adjacent shelves. Dust-proof seals are provided between adjacent louvers. A pair of vertical L-shaped brackets are hinged to the housing adjacent to the louvers, and the arrangement is such that the L-shaped brackets can be pivoted away from the louvers, and the louvers, when raised, can engage slots in at least one of the brackets which thus hold the louvers in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Kachidurian
  • Patent number: 4027934
    Abstract: A valet rack comprising in combination a plurality of drawers in a body, said drawers having a magnetic means located at the back thereof to cooperate with a magnetic means in the body to provide a positive locking of the drawer in the closed position in the body, and a plurality of hangers located below and in operational relation with the body, being slidably mounted thereto and comprising a back plate, at least one holding member, e.g., rod extending from the back plate and a biasing means for urging the hangers together such that the rod of the hanger isadjacent to the back plate of the next hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Inventor: John A. Wiser
  • Patent number: 3984162
    Abstract: A utility wagon for use with outdoor living equipment which includes a floor, upstanding side and back members and a generally planar shelf member. Depending generally planar dividers are carried by the shelf member and upstanding generally planar divider members are carried by the floor member for holding a plurality of seating devices neatly within the interior of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1976
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Zozzaro
  • Patent number: 3963290
    Abstract: A self-supporting assembly formed as a detachable replacement unit for hanging objects to be shipped, particularly garments, is designed as a frame assembly with a plurality of parts such as perforated rails, suspension rods and side members, many of which may be assembled from identical parts with the support frame being braced within a shipping container by means of spindle drives in such a manner that no fastening with the container itself is necessary thereby avoiding the necessity for structurally altering or damaging the walls of the container or leaving any visible signs of damage in any part of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Johann Birkart, Internationale Spedition
    Inventor: Albert Rennemann