XGuard Adjustable Food Shield Patent Issued to BSI

Denver, Colorado – BSI, LLC, a leader in food service equipment and fabrication, was issued a patent for the XGuard Adjustable food guard for its innovative ability to let operators move the glass back and forth as well as up and down while still changing the glass angle. The application for this patent (Patent No. US 8,403,430 B2) was filed on February 7, 2011, and can be viewed on the US Patent Office web site (http://patents.uspto.gov).

According to Food Shield Product Manger, Andrew Padden, "Until now food shield adjustabilty was basically limited to changing the height or the angle of a glass panel. Even with that adjustability, local health codes and third-party regulatory guidelines limited a customer's reach to food. It has been an ongoing problem for customers and operators for years."

Trying to find a solution for these ongoing reach issues, BSI pushed the boundaries with the addition of a new feature to food shields: XGuard allows food guards to move back and forth up to eight inches. This additional adjustment lets food shield posts sit further back on counters which gives uninterrupted serving lines.

Even with this new adjustability, XGuard maintains a clean, streamlined look. The refined styling is equally at home in traditional environments or in modern facilities. It can be powder coated in a myriad of colors and finishes.

Scott Atkins, R&D Manager said, "We are pleased the US Patent Office has confirmed the uniqueness of XGuard's design." He added, "BSI is continuously looking for solutions to customer problems and the XGuard is our latest offering to achieve that goal."

For more information visit www.bsidesigns.com.

About BSI, LLC

BSI, LLC manufactures the innovative XGuard® and ZGuard® food shield systems and ZSpace™ Food Merchandising Accessories. In addition we offer the Contoura Counter System and Solera Heated Merchandisers. Our custom fabrication and design department produces an extensive line of Sinks, Troughs, and refrigerated units to enhance your entire kitchen and severy needs. BSI products provide the ideal combination of style, innovation and engineering. BSI, headquartered in Denver, CO is privately owned. For more information about our patents or other products please visit www.bsidesigns.com.


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