Storage rack

  • US 9,877,578 B2
  • Filed: 04/14/2017
  • Issued: 01/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/26/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An assembly, comprising:

  • a plurality of racks for holding articles, each rack comprising;

    (i) a frame having a left support, and a right support(ii) 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 a planar top surface and a planar bottom surface, and wherein the second surface, the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface are formed in one piece;

    at least one slot provided on each of the first surfaces of the second sides, each slot defining an opening located entirely between the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface of the corresponding second side;

    a plurality of separate elongated slats, each slat having a length that is greater than its width, each slat having a plurality of outer surfaces that encircle a cross-section so that the cross-section of each slat is retained inside a slot of the at least one slot, each slat having opposing ends that are positioned at 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;

    a connecting bar that is connected to all the slats; and

    at least one connector for removably connecting one second side of a shelf to the left support, and another of the at least one connector for removably connecting the other second side of the shelf to the right support.

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