04961295 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 13 patents.

A slatted wall or panel assembly which may be easily assembled and possesses substantial structural rigidity as well as an attractive appearance, includes a plurality of structurally-supportive backing members having a plurality of mutually-spaced protruding ears which are generally rigid and which form load-bearing slat supports, and further includes a plurality of slats which are mounted upon the backing member by hanging the slats upon the load-bearing ears in interlocked relation with the ears and with adjacent slats by means of flanged edge extremities extending along each slat. Each pair of adjacent slats collectively defines an L-shaped recess which is adapted to receive therein a substantially L-shaped arm of a display shelf, hook, etc., for mounting display item upon the assembly. The slats are configured to permit manufacture by roll-forming bending operations such that the slats may be of sheet metal construction and economically manufactured in quantity.

Metal slat and wall system utilizing same
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
March 14, 1988
Publication Date
October 9, 1990
Paul J Kosch
15885 Vinecrest, Spring Lake, 49456
Paul Kosch Sr
14925 Boom Rd., Spring Lake, 49456
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
A47B 5/00
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