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US20020140326: Multiple configuration shelving system for displaying audio visual components

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Daniel Marihugh ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Correspondent MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN ·
Application Number US9819830
Filing date 03/28/2001
Publication date 10/03/2002
Predicted expiration date 03/28/2021
U.S. Classifications 312/257.1  ·
International Classifications A47B043/00  ·
Kind CodeA1
43 Claims, 9 Drawings


Abstract

A shelving system for displaying audio visual components that may be configured into multiple positions is disclosed. The system includes a base that supports a center platform disposed between right and left platforms. The center platform and the right and left platforms all may assume multiple positions for displaying and demonstrating different audio visual components of varying sizes. In a first upright position, the right and left platforms provide an open three walled platform for holding a large speaker or other component in an inclined position. In second inverted positions, the right and left platforms are useful for supporting a component, such as a smaller speaker, in an elevated position above the base. In a first upright position, the center platform provides an elevated platform for a larger component, such as a monitor with or without other components such as a DVD player and a video cassette recorder. In the first upright position, the center platform also provides space beneath the top panel thereof for accommodating other components such as a center speaker, subwoofer, amplifier and the like. In a second inverted position, the center platform provides a front wall and an elevated support surface. Ceiling mounted speaker enclosures are also provided which enable a retailer to easily suspend smaller speaker components from the ceiling either in front of or behind the multiple configuration shelving system.

Independent Claims | See all claims (43)

  1. 1. A shelving system for demonstrating and displaying audio visual components, the shelving system comprising: a base, a center platform, a right platform, and a left platform, the base comprising a flat surface for supporting the center, right and left platforms with the center platform being disposed between the right and left platforms, the center platform comprising a first horizontal panel and a second horizontal panel, the first and second horizontal panels of the center platform being connected by a vertical panel, the right platform comprising a right horizontal panel, a right side vertical panel and an right end vertical panel, the right horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the right side vertical panel, the right horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the right end vertical panel, the right side vertical panel and right end vertical panel being connected normally together, the left platform comprising a left horizontal panel, a left side vertical panel and an left end vertical panel, the left horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the left side vertical panel, the left horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the left end vertical panel, the left side vertical panel and left end vertical panel being connected normally together.
  2. 22. A shelving system for demonstrating audio visual components, the shelving system comprising: a base, a center platform, a right platform, and a left platform, the base comprising a flat surface for supporting the center, right and left platforms with the center platform being disposed between the right and left platforms, the base comprising a front edge and a back edge, the center platform comprising a first horizontal panel and a second horizontal panel, the first and second horizontal panels being connected by a vertical panel, the first horizontal panel of the center platform engages the upper surface of the base and the vertical panel of the center platform is proximal to the back edge of the base and the second horizontal panel of the center platform provides a horizontal support surface for a component spaced vertically above the base when the center support is in a first upright position, the second horizontal panel of the center platform engages the upper surface of the base and the vertical wall is proximal to the front edge of the base and the first horizontal panel of the center platform provides a horizontal support surface for a component spaced vertically above the base when the center support is in a second inverted position, the center platform further comprises a right side panel and a left side panel disposed on opposite sides of and normally connected to the first and second horizontal panels of the center platform, the right platform comprising a right horizontal panel, a right side vertical panel and an right end vertical panel, the right horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the right side vertical panel, the right horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the right end vertical panel, the right side vertical panel and right end vertical panel being connected normally together, the right horizontal panel of the right platform further comprises a first horizontal surface that engages the upper surface of the base when the right platform is in a first upright position, the right horizontal panel of the right platform further comprising a second inclined surface that faces away from the upper surface of the base when the right platform is in its first upright position, the second inclined surface of the right platform supporting a component in an inclined position when the right platform is in its first upright position, the right side panel of the center support being in juxtaposition with respect to the right side vertical panel of the right platform when center platform and the right platform are in their respective first upright positions, the left platform comprising a left horizontal panel, a left side vertical panel and an left end vertical panel, the left horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the left side vertical panel, the left horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the left end vertical panel, the left side vertical panel and left end vertical panel being connected normally together, the left horizontal panel of the left platform further comprises a first horizontal surface that engages the upper surface of the base when the left platform is in a first upright position, the left horizontal panel of the left platform further comprising a second inclined surface that faces away from the upper surface of the base when the left platform is in its first upright position, the second inclined surface of the left platform supporting a component in an inclined position when the left platform is in its first upright position, the left side panel of the center support being in juxtaposition with respect to the left side vertical panel of the left platform when center platform and the left platform are in their respective first upright positions.
  3. 33. A ceiling mounted speaker enclosure comprising: a front section comprising a grid, a back section connected to the front section, two side walls disposed on opposite sides of and connected normally to the front and rear sections, the front section, rear section and two side walls forming an open top that is connected to a ceiling.
  4. 38. A shelving system for demonstrating audio visual components, the shelving system comprising: a base, a right platform, and a left platform, the right and left platforms being spaced apart on the base with a gap disposed therebetween, the base comprising a flat surface for supporting the center, right and left platforms with the center platform being disposed between the right and left platforms, the right platform comprising a right horizontal panel, a right side vertical panel and an right end vertical panel, the right horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the right side vertical panel, the right horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the right end vertical panel, the right side vertical panel and right end vertical panel being connected normally together, the left platform comprising a left horizontal panel, a left side vertical panel and an left end vertical panel, the left horizontal panel comprising a side edge connected normally to the left side vertical panel, the left horizontal panel further comprising an end connected normally to the left end vertical panel, the left side vertical panel and left end vertical panel being connected normally together.

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