Shelving system

  • US 9,883,755 B2
  • Filed: 08/11/2017
  • Issued: 02/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A shelving system comprising:

  • a shelf;

    a support assembly to support the shelf comprisingfirst and second vertical support posts, each vertical support post having a height and first and second opposed surfaces that face away from each other and a third surface that is orthogonal to and extends between the first and second opposed surfaces, anda plurality of support pins fixed to each vertical support post of the first and second vertical support posts and spaced along the height of each vertical support post and extending away from at least one of the surfaces of the first and second opposed surfaces on each vertical support post; and

    a pair of bracket assemblies, each bracket assembly configured such that in an assembled state of the shelving system each bracket assembly is coupled with an associated vertical support post of the first and second vertical support posts and each bracket assembly comprisinga first bracket comprising a pair of spaced-apart parallel flanges, each flange formed as a planar surface, each first bracket configured such that in an assembled state of the shelving system each flange is positioned adjacent one of the surfaces of the first and second opposed surfaces of the associated vertical support post, wherein each planar surface of the pair of planar surfaces includes at least one aperture configured to releasably engage at least one selected support pin of the plurality of support pins on the associated vertical support post, each aperture formed as a slot with an open end, and a surface orthogonal to and extending between the pair of spaced-apart parallel flanges, wherein the orthogonal surface is configured such that in the assembled state of the shelving system the orthogonal surface contacts and extends across the third surface of the associated vertical support post, andsecond bracket configured such that in the assembled state of the shelving system the second bracket is associated with and cooperates with the first bracket to support the shelf, the second bracket being separable from the associated first bracket, the second bracket comprising a first coupling portion configured to removably couple the shelf with the associated vertical support post and a second support portion extending from the first coupling portion and configured to support the shelf, wherein the second bracket is configured such that in an assembled state of the shelving system the second bracket hinders movement of the shelf in a direction orthogonal to a plane coincident with the third surface of the associated vertical support post.

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