Patents Assigned to Amsafe Bridport Limited
  • Publication number: 20120006189
    Abstract: Textile armour (2) comprising at least one textile section (4) and corresponding supporting means (6), wherein the arrangement is such that the or each textile section is fully extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: AmSafe Bridport Limited
    Inventor: David William Leeming
  • Patent number: 7766590
    Abstract: A cargo pallet cover having a main panel and a plurality of side panels extending therefrom, the main panel being adapted to overlie a load on a pallet in use and the side panels being adapted to hang down against the sides of the load, each side panel being attached to an adjacent side panel along adjacent edges to define a corner, the pallet cover including a plurality of net attachment devices for attaching a pallet net to the pallet cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: AMSAFE Bridport Limited
    Inventors: K. W. M. Achala Madhara Mapitigama, Andrew Alexander Davies, Darren Alan Friberg
  • Publication number: 20100158631
    Abstract: A cargo barrier net (2) for an aircraft comprising: a net mesh, defined by a plurality of net strands (4, 6); a plurality of securing means (14) attached to at least some of the net strands (4, 6), for securing the cargo barrier net (2) across an internal space of an aircraft; and at least one tear webbing (18, 30) located between a securing means (14) and a net strand (4, 6), wherein the tear webbing (18, 30) is configured to tear progressively when a load is applied to it, thereby increasing the effective length of net strand (4, 6) to which it is attached and redistributing the load to other net stands (4, 6) in the cargo barrier net (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: AMSAFE BRIDPORT LIMITED
    Inventors: David Ackerman, James Barry Homewood, Stephen Mark Richards, Russel Neil Willats
  • Publication number: 20100000061
    Abstract: A buckle (2) comprising a buckle body (4) with spaced apart side walls (6, 8) and a pivot bar (12) extending between the side walls (6, 8), and a handle (10) with a cam member (24) and a pair of support slots (15), the support slots (15) being configured to receive the pivot bar (12) to engage the handle (10) with the body (4) such that the handle (10) can pivot between an open position, in which a strap (30) may be threaded upon the handle (10), and a closed position, in which tension is applied to the strap (30) threaded upon the handle (10), wherein the engagement between the support slots (15) and the pivot bar (12) permits the handle (10) to slide relative to the buckle body (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: AMSAFE Bridport Limited
    Inventors: Prasanna GOPAL, Andrew Alexander Davies
  • Publication number: 20090126171
    Abstract: A buckle (2) comprising a buckle body (4) with spaced apart side walls (6, 8) and a handle (10), the handle comprising a cam member (24) and being pivotally mounted between the side walls (6, 8) such that it is movable between an open position, wherein a strap (30) may be threaded upon the handle (10), and a closed position, wherein tension is applied to a strap (30) threaded upon the handle (10), characterised in that the buckle (2) further comprises strap trapping means (26, 28) arranged such that when the handle is in the closed position the strap trapping means (26, 28) defines a channel for the strap (30) threaded upon the handle, to prevent or reduce slippage thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: AMSAFE Bridport Limited
    Inventors: Prasanna Gopal, Andrew Alexander Davies, Indika Gihan Nanayakkara
  • Publication number: 20080003075
    Abstract: A cargo pallet cover having a main panel and a plurality of side panels extending therefrom, the main panel being adapted to overlie a load on a pallet in use and the side panels being adapted to hang down against the sides of the load, each side panel being attached to an adjacent side panel along adjacent edges to define a corner, the pallet cover including a plurality of net attachment devices for attaching a pallet net to the pallet cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: AMSAFE Bridport Limited
    Inventors: K. W. M. Achala Mapitigama, Andrew Davies, Darren Friberg
  • Patent number: 7204457
    Abstract: A barrier net (12) across a space defined by the fuselage (6) of an aircraft and a floor (7) of the aircraft comprising a first plurality of parallel lengths (13) orientated in a first direction transverse to a second plurality of parallel lengths (14) orientated in a second direction wherein the lengths (13, 14) have fastening means at each end which provide a means for fastening the net to attachment points on the aircraft fuselage (6), characterised in that neither the first nor the second plurality of lengths (13, 14) is parallel to said floor (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Mark Trafford, John William Startup
  • Patent number: 7175378
    Abstract: A flexible screen (2) for forming a partition across an internal space or opening, comprising a screen body and a plurality of screen securement devices (8) spaced along at least a portion of the screen (2),each securement device (8) comprising a projection extending from the screen and an eye associated with the projection, wherein the arrangement is such that when the screen (2) is positioned across the internal space or opening the eye of a first securement device (8a) can engage a first attachment point (14a) and can receive a second securement device (8b) which passes therethrough and engages a second attachment point (14b), each subsequent securement device (8) passing through the eye of the preceding device and engaging an attachment point (14) thereby securing the screen (2) across the internal space or opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: Julian Brown, Jonathan Peter Neeld
  • Patent number: 7160070
    Abstract: A barrier net across a space defined by the fuselage of an aircraft and a floor of the aircraft comprises a plurality of intersecting net members, at least some of the members being attached to the fuselage by attachment structures attached to attachment points on the fuselage of the aircraft and held forward of the attachment points so that a major portion of the net is in a plane further forward than the attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Robert Carden, Stephen Mark Trafford, John William Startup
  • Patent number: 7140823
    Abstract: A cargo barrier (9) in or for installation in an aircraft (2), the barrier (9) comprising a peripheral frame structure (10) of rigid material and a cargo restraining net (11), the frame structure (10) being, in the aircraft (2), attached to attachment points on the interior structure of the aircraft and the net being attached to attachment points (12) on the frame structure (10). The frame structure (10) and net (11), in use, form a barrier across an interior space of the aircraft (2) in order to restrain longitudinal movement of cargo within the aircraft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Robert Carden
  • Patent number: 7086803
    Abstract: A thimble providing a first convex surface about a first axis and a second convex surface about a second axis, the first and second axes being substantially perpendicular to each other and the first and second surfaces being opposite each other, the thimble being such that a first length of elongate material can be wrapped over said first convex surface and back on itself to form a first loop around the thimble and a second length of elongate material can then be wrapped over said second convex surface through said first loop and back on itself to form a second loop around the thimble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Ian Mays, Stephen Mark Trafford
  • Patent number: 7080967
    Abstract: A net comprising a combination of a plurality of lengths (2, 3) of a first material with a plurality of lengths (11) of a second material having a relatively lower elongation than that of the first material in which at least some of the lengths (2, 3) of first material are transversed to at least some of the lengths (11) of second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Mark Trafford
  • Patent number: 7070373
    Abstract: A cargo net (1) comprising a plurality of interconnected netting strands (2) providing a mesh (3) and having a main panel (4) and a plurality of wing panels (5) extending therefrom, the main panel (4) being adapted to overlie the cargo in use and the wing panels (5) being adapted to hang down against sides of the cargo to surround the cargo, each wing panel (5) having an edge (6) which in use meets an edge (6) of an adjacent wing panel (5) to define a net corner (7), the net including a plurality of corner securement devices (8) spaced apart along the net corner (7) whereby the corner is releasably secured for use, each securement device (8) comprising a projection extending from one of the meeting edges and an eye associated with the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventor: Julian Brown
  • Publication number: 20040146372
    Abstract: A flexible screen (2) for forming a partition across an internal space or opening, comprising a screen body and a plurality of screen securement devices (8) spaced along at least a portion of the screen (2),each securement device (8) comprising a projection extending from the screen and an eye associated with the projection, wherein the arrangement is such that when the screen (2) is positioned across the internal space or opening the eye of a first securement device (8a) can engage a first attachment point (14a) and can receive a second securement device (8b) which passes therethrough and engages a second attachment point (14b), each subsequent securement device (8) passing through the eye of the preceding device and engaging an attachment point (14) thereby securing the screen (2) across the internal space or opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: AMSAFE BRIDPORT LIMITED
    Inventors: Julian Brown, Jonathan Peter Neeld