US Patent No: 6,726,034

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Furniture system

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Abstract

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A modular furniture system having at least one rail that has a grooved surface, at least one clip adapted to cooperatively engage the grooved surface of the rail(s), a fastener for securing the clip(s) to the rail(s), and at least one fixture mounted over the clip(s) and onto the rail(s). The clip(s) have a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end having two arms facing each other separated by a channel. The arms are capable of being biased toward each other as the clip is inserted into the grooved surface and maintains the clip in the grooved surface after the clip is inserted. The fastener is dimensioned to pass into the channel to secure the clip(s) to the rail(s). Several fixtures can be used with the furniture system to provide a number of different configurations, including surface mounted furniture systems, mobile furniture systems, and furniture systems that are either integral parts of other pieces of furniture or stand alone systems.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TEKNION, LLCPASADENA, CA2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bentzler, Jeffrey Los Angeles, CA 13 153
Betancourt, Filiberto North Hills, CA 5 51
Holbrook, Richard M Altadena, CA 45 717
Mark, Darren Valencia, CA 2 34

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Hopp Press, Inc. (1)
4,373,693 Shelf molding clip assembly 18 1980
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 4,974,352 Picture frame 19 1989
* 5,011,323 Angle coupling structure for knockdown cabinets 15 1989
5,924,577 Modular rack and storage system 34 1997
5,941,399 Upright post and board holder arrangement for racks 12 1997
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TENNSCO CORP., EAST BROAD, DICKSON, TENNESSEE (1)
4,582,001 Shelf connector assembly 35 1984
 
GESTION SOHAUT INC. (1)
* 6,554,235 Support post with adjustable accessory supports 38 1999
 
PRYOR PRODUCTS (1)
* 6,612,664 Modular cabinets with portable stand mount 5 2002
 
CABRIO DESIGN, LLC (1)
* 6,119,317 Clamp assembly 23 1999
 
Erecta International Corporation (1)
6,241,106 Movable shelf 18 1999
 
Octanorm-Vertriebs-GmbH fuer Bauelemente (1)
* 4,345,849 Framework of releasably-connectable bars 37 1980
 
ALLIED HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4,560,130 Track bolt fastener 19 1984
 
Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft (1)
* 5,695,263 Cabinet 61 1995
 
SUNSOR METAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF WI (1)
5,407,262 Reinforced modular office file and furniture system 28 1993
 
The Stanley Works (1)
6,074,029 Workstation and method of constructing the same 2 1997
 
METRO INDUSTRIES INC. (1)
5,797,503 Modular storage system with an active storage level feature 20 1995
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,241,451 Modular electronic assemblies using compressible electrical connectors 43 1992
 
ERS INTERNATIONAL, INC., A CORPORATION OF CT (1)
6,142,322 Plastic shelf rails for electronic shelf labels and locking clips for attaching same to metal shelves 15 1999
 
HAWORTH, INC. (3)
5,806,258 Wall panel system 52 1996
6,052,958 Wall panel system 40 1998
6,260,324 Wall panel system 27 1999
 
BOATMEN'S NATIONAL BANK OF ST. LOUIS, THE (1)
4,725,030 Removable bracket for attachment to rail 24 1986
 
QUIK-PIK, INC., A CORP. OF KY (1)
4,383,614 Clip for releasably locking rails to supports 36 1980
 
UNISTRUT INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,895,331 Shelf bracket 42 1989
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
Bill Branham Designs, Ltd. (1)
5,142,832 Wall mounting system 49 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
D554911 Aluminum rail for a worktable 12 2005
* 2007/0278,360 Shelf Stand Assembly 2 2006
* 8,517,189 Shelving system 4 2010
* 2010/0326,940 SHELVING SYSTEM 0 2010
* 8,967,402 Panel for exhibiting items, with changeable elements 1 2013
* 8,910,580 Wall mount cabinet assembly 1 2013
 
PROTREND CO., LTD. (2)
* 7,506,772 Wall-mount rack 16 2006
* 2007/0221,595 Wall-mount rack 10 2006
 
simplehuman, LLC (15)
8,225,946 Shelving system 33 2006
* 2008/0035,592 Shelving System 17 2007
* 2009/0188,880 SHELVING SYSTEM 19 2008
D622990 Shelving system 12 2009
8,474,632 Shelving system 8 2009
D628841 Shelving system 8 2009
D651837 Shelving system 8 2010
D651838 Shelving system 6 2010
8,408,405 Shelving system 6 2011
8,763,821 Shelving system 4 2013
D727060 Shelving system 4 2014
D726441 Shelving system 3 2014
D734956 Shelving system 2 2014
9,339,151 Shelving system with obscurable shelving 0 2015
D753411 Shelving system 0 2015
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
* 7,950,531 Mounting arrangement for a standard telecommunications panel 1 2007
 
ERGAMI, LLC (1)
* 2010/0090,567 STORAGE FURNITURE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING THE STORAGE FURNITURE SYSTEM 2 2009
 
MedAvail, Inc. (1)
* 8,695,814 Rack arrangement for kiosk dispenser 2 2012
 
VISUAL GRAPHICS SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0193,311 AISLE VIOLATING DISPLAY FOR ADORNING RETAIL SHELVING SYSTEMS 2 2011
 
STEELCASE INC. (3)
D648449 Workwall assembly 0 2010
D647634 Frame assembly frame member 10 2010
D642814 Workwall assembly 11 2010
 
HAWORTH, INC. (2)
* 8,128,182 Reversible wall track system for office furniture 0 2010
* 2010/0289,392 Reversible wall track system for office furniture 2 2010
 
Lloyd, Gerstner & Partners (1)
* 7,959,017 Compression bin system 1 2006
 
Mobile Merchandisers, Inc. (3)
* 2009/0079,304 Product display support systems and methods 1 2008
8,016,135 Product display support systems and methods 1 2010
* 2010/0187,386 PRODUCT DISPLAY SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS 0 2010
 
Pintur, Mladen (1)
* 2013/0220,947 PANEL FOR EXHIBITING ITEMS, WITH CHANGEABLE ELEMENTS 1 2013
 
Skyline Displays, Inc. (1)
* 2005/0188,902 Display table with accessory pole 1 2005
 
PCA SERVICES INC. (2)
* 8,191,719 Rack arrangement for kiosk dispenser 3 2009
* 2011/0036,856 RACK ARRANGEMENT FOR KIOSK DISPENSER 4 2009
* Cited By Examiner