Storage rack

  • US 8,522,987 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2010
  • Issued: 09/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/26/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rack for holding articles, comprising:

  • a frame;

    a plurality of shelves, each shelf having;

    an enclosing frame member that has two opposing first sides connected by two opposing second sides, with each second side having an interior defined by a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface, wherein each second side has an entirely planar to surface and an entirely planar bottom surface;

    a connecting bar that connects the first sides at about the center of the first sides,a plurality of spaced-apart rectangular slots provided on each of the first surfaces of the second sides, each slot being separate and independent from the other slots, each rectangular slot defining an opening located entirely between the entirely planar top surface and the entirely planar bottom surface of the corresponding second side, anda plurality of separate elongated slats, each slat having a length that is greater than its width, each slat having four outer surfaces that encircle a rectangular cross-section, with each outer surface adapted to be aligned with a corresponding surface in the opening of each slot so that the cross-section of each slat is completely retained inside a corresponding slot at the location of the slot, each slat having opposing ends that are fitted into opposing slots at the second sides in a manner such that each end of each slat is retained inside the interior of a corresponding second side, with the second surface completely covering the interior so that the ends of the slats are not visible from outside the second surface,wherein each slot is sized and configured to correspond to the size and shape of each slat, andwherein each slat is connected to the connecting bar; and

    at least one connector for removably connecting each shelf to a portion of the frame.

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