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Title:
PRESENTATION SHELF WITH SLIDER FOR REFRIGERATED CABINETS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/242399
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention is related to a cooling cabinet display shelf system (1) having a label profile (41) on which product information shall be attached to and on which the products to be placed into the cooling cabinet will lean on; a roller (70) wherein the products shall be placed, which ensures that the products at the rear section slides forward and lean on the label profile (41) and therefore which ensures that the products are always located at the front section by rotating around own axis; a front body (40) and a rear body (50) which carry said roller (70) thereon, having gaps at the bottom section and thereby which enables the cool air inside the cooling cabinet to reach the products from the bottom; a roller seat (54) formed on said front body (40) and rear body (50) which the roller (70) are fitted into and which enables the rollers (70) rotates around own axis.

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Inventors:
KAVAK METIN (TR)
Application Number:
TR2019/050396
Publication Date:
December 03, 2020
Filing Date:
May 30, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KAVAK METIN (TR)
International Classes:
A47F1/12; A47F7/28; F25D25/02
Foreign References:
US5788090A1998-08-04
EP3197324A12017-08-02
US20150053633A12015-02-26
US6497326B12002-12-24
US20030019714A12003-01-30
EP3238579A12017-11-01
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DESTEK PATENT, INC. (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1) having a label profile (41) on which product information shall be attached to and, on which the products to be placed into the cooling cabinet will rest on, characterized by comprising;

• A shelf system (1) made of a right module to be attached to the right inner surface of the cabinet, a left module to be attached to the left inner surface of the cabinet and any number of desired middle modules that can be placed and fixed between these two modules,

• A roller (70) wherein the products shall be placed, which ensures that the products at the rear section slides forward and lean on the label profile (41 ) and therefore which ensures that the products are always located at the front section by rotating around own axis,

• A front body (40) and a rear body (50) which carry said roller (70) thereon, having gaps at the bottom section and thereby enabling cool air inside the cooling cabinet to reach the products from below,

• A roller seat (54) which is formed on said front body (40) and rear body (50), the rollers (70) are fitted into and enables rotation around own axis,

• Bottom support profiles (60) which supports and stabilizes the whole structure from the bottom by being transversely placed below the modules formed of said front body (40) and rear body (50),

• A shelf fixing profile (10) to be used in coupling said right and left module to the inner surface of the cabinet.

2. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claim 1 , characterized by comprising a tab housing (56) and a body connection tab (55) that is formed on the ends of said front body (40) and rear body (50) and which enables the front body (40) and the rear body (50) to be interlocked.

3. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claim 1 , characterized by comprising middle profile (30) and side profiles (20) which are installed to the bottom section of said front body (40) and the rear body (50) from one side to the other side and which ensures that these two bodies is stabilized after interlocking.

4. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claim 1 , characterized by comprising a product support section (52) which acts as a delimiter in order to ensure that the products placed on the roller (70) formed at the rear section of said rear body (50) do not come into contact with the back section of the cabinet.

5. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claims 1 and 4, characterized in that said product support section (52) comprises air channels (53) which enable cooling of the products inside the cooling cabinet from behind.

6. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claim 1 , characterized by comprising a shelf bracket (80) onto which said shelf fixing profile (10) shall be attached and which enables the shelf system (1) to stay at an inclined position.

7. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1) according to claims 1 and 7, characterized by comprising inclination adjustment gaps (81) at the rear section of the shelf bracket (80) which enable fixing at different inclinations when fixing said shelf bracket (80) onto the inner surface of the cabinet.

8. A cooling cabinet display shelf system (1 ) according to claim 1 , characterized by comprising a body rail connection profile (21 ) which enables said shelf fixing profile (10) to be coupled to the shelf system (1).

Description:
DESCRIPTION

PRESENTATION SHELF WITH SLIDER FOR REFRIGERATED CABINETS Technical Field

The invention is related to mobile display shelf systems for cooling cabinets.

The invention is particularly related to a shelving system which enables for the products on the shelf to be always displayed at the front section by means of the roller system and which enables the products to receive cool air from every side.

Prior Art

Nowadays, shelf systems are used in cooling cabinets in order to display products. Such embodiments are formed of mezzanines that are parallel to the ground and the products are arranged in a straight line thereon.

In the prior art, the display systems were placed on a shelf. The cool air circulating inside the cooling cabinet did not contact the entire surface of the products that were placed on the display system. Therefore, cooling with the desired efficiency could not be obtained.

Since the cool air does not contact the product on the shelf from the bottom or rear section in the known state of the art, a higher capacity of cooling energy is necessitated.

When the products are lined on a shelf in the known state of the art, the customers pick up the products from the front row. After a while the products in the front row of the shelf are finished and the staff needs to re-arrange the shelf. This leads to labor expenses.

In the known shelf systems, when products lessen from the shelves, the staff needs to refill said shelves. However, these new products are always placed on the shelf in front of the products that were placed on the shelf beforehand. The expiry date of the older product can be exceeded due to this reason and this may lead to product loss.

Various embodiments have been encountered in literature following searches carried out regarding said cooling cabinet display shelves. One of these embodiments is the utility model with the application number TR2008/00743, titled“Te§hir ve sogutucu dolaplan igin rayli raf sistemi (Railed shelf system for display and cooling cabinets)”. According to the abstract of the invention having the classification number A47F 3/06, it is mentioned that “Railed shelf system for display and cooling cabinets is formed of a shelf fixed onto a shelf chassis and a slide that said shelf chassis moving inside and bearings and bearing houses which enable motion. The shelves in their initial state where the door of the cabinet is closed, are close to the display case and are in a fixed state. After the user opens the door the user pulls the shelf towards himself/herself and the shelf chassis moves inside the slide”.

In said application, the slides on which the products are available are pulled manually and products are taken. Since a person is needed to pull the slide out in order to take the remaining products, this application can be shown as one of the disadvantages mentioned above.

As a result, developments are carried out parallel to the developing technology in the field of cooling cabinet display shelves and therefore new embodiments have been required to provide a solution to the present systems and to eliminate the disadvantages mentioned above.

Aim of the Invention

The invention is related to cooling cabinet display shelves which have been developed in order to solve said disadvantages and other additional advantages, as a difference to the systems being used in the present technique.

The aim of the invention is to ensure that cool air contacts all of the surfaces of the products since the surfaces on which the products are placed inside the cooling cabinet have gaps and there are air channels at the rear section of the structure. By this means product cooling is provided with low energy.

Another aim of the invention is to ensure that the products are cooled from below by means of the intake of cold air from the gaps between the rollers that have been placed such as to have gaps between them. In this way, cooling efficiency is increased.

Another aim of the invention is to ensure that the products are cooled from below by the intake of cold air that has been circulating inside the cooling cabinet at the front and rear bodies of the cabinet through the gaps of the roller that have been placed such as to have gaps between them. Moreover, the cold air is recycled from the air channels formed at the far most section of the rear body and ensures that the products placed on the display system are cooled. All of these procedures enable the products to be cooled efficiently.

Another aim of the invention is to eliminate the usage of the fixed shelf thereby reducing production costs and at the same time increasing cooling efficiency and reducing energy consumption. Another aim of the invention is to ensure that the products located at the rear slide to the front once a product is taken from the front row since that products are placed onto a structure that has been mounted as incline by means of the rollers that can rotate around their own axis. By this means the front row of the shelf will always be full without the need for staff to be arranging products on the shelf.

Another aim of the invention is to ensure that products with approaching expiry dates will be consumed as the products at the rear rows will be moving towards the front of the shelf once customers take the products from the front row of the shelf. As a result, loss of products due to their expiry date will be prevented. This will also contribute significantly to public healthcare.

The structural characteristic features and all of the advantages of the invention shall be clearly understood from the figures and the detailed description provided by making references to said figures below. Therefore, evaluation should be done by taking into consideration of these figures and the detailed description. Brief Description of the Figures Describing the Invention

Figure - 1 ; is the perspective view of the dismounted state of the middle module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Figure - 2; is the top perspective view of the mounted state of one module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention. Figure - 3; is the bottom perspective view of the mounted state of one module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Figure - 4; is the two dimensional side view of the mounted state of one module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Figure - 5; is the perspective view of the dismounted state of the right module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Figure - 6; is the perspective view of the dismounted state of the shelf bracket and the shelf system which shall be fixed onto the surface of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention. Figure - 7; is the perspective view of the mounted state of the shelf bracket which shall be fixed onto the surface of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention mounted to the shelf system.

Figure - 8; is the side perspective view of the assembled state of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Figure - 9; is the perspective view of the dismounted state of the left module of the cooling cabinet display shelf subject to the invention.

Reference Numbers

1. Shelf System 53. Air channels 10. Shelf fixing profile 20 54. Roller seat

20. Side profile 55. Body connection tab

21. Body rail connection profile 56. Tab housing 30. Middle profile 60. Bottom support profiles 40. Front body 70. Rollers 41. Label profile 25 80. Shelf bracket

50. Rear body 81. Inclination adjustment gaps

51. Shelf support section

52. Product support section

Detailed Description of One Embodiment of the Invention Structure principle;

Said cooling shelf system (1) comprises a shelf fixing profile (10), a side profile (20), a middle profile (30), a front body (40), a rear body (50), bottom support profiles (60) and rollers (70). The perspective view of the entire structure in dismounted state is shown in Figure 1 and Figure 6. The shelf bracket (80) shall be used to mount the shelf system (1) that shall be assembled into the cabinet to the shelf columns. The shelf fixing profile (10) is the profile that shall be used when the shelf system (1) to be assembled into the cooling cabinet is mounted onto the shelf carrier (80). The shelf fixing profile (10) is only used on the right and left sections of the whole shelf system (1) to be assembled into the cabinet in a single row. The shelf fixing profile (10) is fixed as inclined through the front on the side surfaces of the shelf system (1 ). In order for said inclination to be provided, inclination adjustment gaps (81) have been formed on the shelf bracket (80). This structure can be seen in Figure 6 and Figure 7.

The front body (40) and the rear body (50) have a generally symmetrical structure and these two bodies interlock with each other and form the shelf system (1 ). Moreover, the middle sections of these bodies have gaps and by this means it is enabled for the cool air to contact the products from below.

The front body (40) is the section that can be seen from the front side of the shelf system (1), in other words the front body (40) can be seen from the outside of the cabinet. Label profiles (41 ) are located on this front side where the information regarding the products on the shelf is attached. The label profile (41) is also the same part where the products on the shelf shall be leaning against. The front body (40) structure can be seen clearly in Figure 8. The label profile (41) also acts as the support to ensure that the front side of the front body (40) is not detached from each other.

The rear body (50), is the section which is located behind the shelf system (1) and which is mounted onto the front body (40). The rear body (50) comprises the shelf support section (51 ) the product support section (52) and air channels (53). The rear body (50) structure can be seen clearly in Figure 8.

The shelf support section (51) ensures that the air channels (53) are not closed and that the products placed on the shelf are located at a certain distance from the cabinet surface by leaning on the air outlet channels of the cabinet.

The product support section (52) is used to delimit the products to be placed on the roller (70).

The air channels (53) are gaps that are formed on the product support section (52). Cool air enters through these gaps and cool air comes into contact with the products from the back.

Said front body (40) and rear body (50) have been designed such that two rollers (70) are placed side by side and Said front body (40) and rear body (50) comprise roller seats (54) into which the rollers (70) shall be fitted into. A body connection tab (55) and a tab housing (56) is provided which enable attachment on the sides where the front body (40) and the rear body (50) shall be interlocked with each other. The body connection tab (55) and the tab housing (56) have been formed crosswise to each other on the front body (40) and the rear body (50). By this means the body connection tab (55) and the tab housing (56) correspond to each other and locking is provided. The rear body (50) can be clearly seen in Figure 1 and Figure 1 shall aid to better describe this paragraph.

Two side profiles (20) and one middle profile (30) are placed below the front body and the rear body for stabilization after the interlocking of said front body (40) with the rear body (50). These profiles are seen in perspective view in Figure 1 and Figure 5. The bottom support profiles (60) is a profile which is placed latitudinal to the bottom section of the shelf system (1 ) and which supports the middle profile (30) and the side profiles (20) from the bottom. The bottom support profiles (60) can be seen in Figure 7.

The rollers (70) mentioned above are inserted one by one into the roller seats (54) located in the front body (40) and the rear body (50) and the rollers (70) rotate around their own axis. By means of said rotation, the rollers enable for the products located thereon to move towards the front body (40) or in other words the label profile (41 ) of the shelf system (1). The roller (70) structure can be seen clearly in Figure 1 and Figure 8.

Assembly principle;

The shelf system (1) is generally formed of three modules, being the right, left, and middle module.

Right module assembly;

The right module is the section which is the bottom assembly assembled to the rightmost side of the complete shelf assembly. The right module can be seen in Figure 5.

First of all, the roller (70) are mounted one by one to the rear body (50) and the front body (40).

The body rail connection profile (21) is inserted into the front body (40) with roller (70) on the right side of the module assembly with the side profiles (20) and the middle profile (30). After that, the rear body (50) with roller (70) is mounted to this bottom assembly.

Left module assembly; The left module is the section which is the bottom assembly assembled to the leftmost side of the complete shelf assembly. The left module can be seen in Figure 9.

The body rail connection profile is inserted into the front body (40) with roller (70) on the right side of the module assembly with the side profiles (20) and the middle profile (30). Following this the rear body (50) with roller (70) is mounted to this bottom assembly.

Middle module assembly;

The middle module is the bottom mounting that is positioned between the right and left module of the complete shelf assembly. The middle module can be seen in Figure 1.

The side profiles (20) and the middle profile (30) is attached to the front body (40) having roller (70) installed thereon. After that, the rear body (50) with roller (70) is mounted to this bottom assembly.

The right, the middle and the left modules are brought together side by side and they are fixed latitudinally to each other with the bottom support profiles (60) and the front label profile (41 ) at the bottom section. The number of the middle modules can vary according to the cabinet module size. Shelf fixing profiles (10) are assembled onto the right and left modules of the shelves that right, middle and left modules assembled thereon.

Following that the completely assembled shelf system (1 ) is mounted onto the shelf brackets (80). The front body (40) and the rear body (50) coupling process are carried out alike on each of the three different modules. When these two structures are brought end to end the body connection tabs (55) enter into the tab housings (56) crosswisely and interlocking is provided. The interlocked structure is shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4.

A label profile (41) is attached to the front section of the front body (40) mentioned above. The label profile (41), is the profile onto which the product information of the products on the shelf is attached. Moreover, by means of high edge structure the products lean on the edge of the profile and they are prevented from falling off. The label profile (41) help that the shelf system (1 ) is long-wearing by means of the ensuring that the front bodies of the modules that are aligned side by side are coupled to each other A shelf support section (51 ) is provided at the end section of the rear body (50). The shelf support section (51 ) is the part that leans on the cabinet surface of the shelf system (1). Again, the product support section (52) is formed on the rear body (50). The product support section (52) is the structure which enables the products to be placed onto the roller (70) and prevents the products from coming into contact with the cabinet.

Air channels (53) have been formed in the product support section (52). Air channels (53) delimits the products and enables cool air entrance from the product support section (52) located behind said products and thereby ensures that cold air comes into contact with the products from behind. The shelf system (1) whose installation is completed is fitted via the shelf fixing profiles (10) onto the shelf brackets (80) located at the side surfaces inside the cabinet and then the shelf system (1 ) is ready to be used. By means of the inclination adjustment gaps (81) on the shelf brackets (80), the shelf system (1) is inclined towards the front. This inclination allows the products placed thereon to slide towards the front on their own and this allows the front row of the shelf to be full at all times.

Operation principle;

The perspective view of a section of the shelf system (1) whose installation has been completed is seen in Figure 2, Figure 6 and Figure 8.

The desired products are placed from the front towards the rear in the shelf system (1). When the customer takes the product from the front row, the product slides towards the front, in other words towards the label profile (41) by means of the roller (70). By this means the front row will always remain full.

Besides this, as the roller (70) have gaps between them, and as air channels (53) are provided at the far most section of the shelf system (1 ) cold air will be able to contact the products that have been placed on this structure, from all four sides. This will enable the products to cool faster and will provide energy saving.