US 3530997 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
p 29, 1970. R. c. DJORUP 3,530,997
RACK MODIFYING DIVIDER TYPE SUPPORT BRACKETS Filed July 8, 1968 INVENTOR RICHARD c. DJORUP Y a/m ATTORNEYS 3,530,997 Patented Sept. 29, 1970 United States Patent Office 3,530,997 RACK MODIFYING DIVIDER TYPE SUPPORT BRACKETS Richard C. Djorup, P.O. Box 70, Thiensville, Wis. 53092 Filed July 8, 1968, Ser. No. 743,104 Int. Cl. A47f /00 US. Cl. 211-184 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Storage racks equipped for use with rack modifying divider type support brackets, said brackets extending vertically between cross-members with the ends thereof conforming to the outer peripheral surface of the cross-members and fitting within guide means on the cross-members.
My invention relates to divider type support brackets, and more particularly, to racks using such support bracket for selectively dividing and supporting loads of materials, disposed on the racks in a horizontal position.
It is manifest to anyone familiar with the storing of products, such as tubes, or bar stock, that conventional racks are available, consisting of vertical standards and horizontal cross-members, however it is sometimes difficult to support the products of diversified types, and keep the various products separated from one another.
Accordingly, an object of my invention is to provide a means of the character described, that readily applied or removed in shape to fit the particular arrangement of the material being stored.
Another object of my invention is to provide a device that may be constructed in a manner to perform its function and purpose, on load supports of varied cross-sectional form, shape and contour.
Still another object is to provide a device that may be constructed of a plurality of parts integrally assembled one to the other, or may be cast in an integral unit.
A preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a storage rack having cross-members supported by vertical standards. The cross-members are equipped with spaced apart guides. Divider type supportbrackets are selectively positioned in said guides to divide said rack into compartments.
The device illustrated, described and claimed herein, is simple in construction and highly efiicient for dividing and supporting various types of products one from the other. It is easily applied and requires no mechanical skill in its application.
Other and further objects of my invention will become more apparent as the description proceeds, when taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a fragmentary front view of a conventional storage rack, having the inventive cross-member device applied thereto;
FIG. 2 is a side view of the device as taken at the line 22 in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a top view of the cross-member and its end supports.
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view in perspective of the crossbar shown in FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a schematic front view of a conventional storage rack, with the inventive divider cross-member, and divider type support brackets applied thereto.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the divider type support bracket for application to a round cross-member; and
FIG. 7 is a similar view as shown in FIG. 6, but of a modified construction for application to a hexagon cross-member.
Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts and features and referring now to the same, the character 10 shows horizontal cross-members, supported on their ends by vertical standards 11. The standards 11 comprise angles 12 supported in alignment with one another, by members shown as channels 13. The angles 12 and channels 13 are attached to one another, by means of welding, or in any other efficient manner. The assembly of the angles and channels, is old art and constitutes a storage rack, for supporting lengths of tubes, solid bars, or the like.
The cross-members 10 are provided with conventional means generally shown as 14, for contact with the angles 12, and rest on the channels 13 in a conventional manner.
The cross-members 10 are provided with guides 15, attached to one or both of the members 10, by means of welding, or the like, and are spaced apart from one another to accommodate the semi-cylindrical ends 16 forming a part of welding, or the like, and are spaced apart from one another to accommodate the semi-cylindrical ends 16 forming a part of the divider type support brackets 17. The ends 16 may be made to fit the outer peripheral surface of the horizontal cross-members 10, which may be round, square, hexagon (see FIG. 7), or of any other contour.
The dividers 17 may also vary in shape by having a flat stem as shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 6, or a circular stem as shown in FIG. 7. The guides 15 contact the outer surfaces of the ends 16 to retain the divider type support members 17 spaced apart on the horizontal cross-members 10, and may be placed into any predetermined position -as shown in FIG. 5, depending on the location of the guides 15 on the cross-members 10.
From the above description, it is manifest, that the divider type support members 17 may be placed into any position depending on the guides 15, as shown in FIG. 5 to separate the material generally shown as 18, one from the other. The unit 17 may be easily replaced or applied.
Although I have shown a specific construction and arrangement of the parts, I am fully cognizant of the fact that many changes may be made without effecting the operativeness of the device, and I reserve the rights to make such changes as I may deem necessary without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the appended claims.
1. A rack for storing objects such as pipe lengths,
said rack comprising vertical standards,
cross-members supported at different heights by said vertical standards,
guide means spaced apart on said cross-members, said guide means each comprising a pair of spaced elements attached to the cross-members,
divider type support brackets selectively positioned in said guide means and extending between crossmembers at a first height to cross-members at a second height to divide said rack into compartments, and
said divider type support brackets comprising end means fitting about and conforming to the outer peripheral surface of said cross-members within said guide means.
2. A rack for'storing objects such as pipe lengths,
said rack comprising vertical standards,
cross-members supported at different heights by said vertical standards.
guide means spaced apart on said cross-members,
divider type support brackets selectively positioned in said guide means and extending between cross-members at a first height to cross-members at a second height to divide said rack into compartments,
3 said divider type support brackets comprising end a means fitting the outer peripheral surface of said cross-members within said guide means, and said guide means comprising a pair of spaced apart horizontally extending strips permanently attached to cross-members for receiving said end means therebetween. 3. The rack of claim 2 wherein said divider type support bracket comprises a fiat body between said end means.
4. The rack of claim 3 wherein said divider type support bracket comprises round body means.
1/ 1943 Roney et a1. 9/ 1949 Simpson.
FOREIGN PATENTS Germany. France. France.
DAVID J. WILLIAMOWSKY, Primary Examiner A. KUNDRAT, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.