Patents Assigned to Erico International Corporation
  • Patent number: 11557888
    Abstract: An adjustable depth electrical wall mount ring can include a base ring and a finishing ring. The base ring can be configured to be attached to a junction box. The finishing ring can be configured to be adjusted relative to a ring portion of the base ring to extend away from the junction box through a wall layer. Adjusting the finishing ring can cause one or more outward extensions on the finishing ring to bear on an exterior surface of a wall layer and thereby urge the junction box towards the wall layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce G. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11495952
    Abstract: A bracket system for mounting an electrical box and other components to a ceiling structure can include a support bar and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket can be configured to receive an end of the support bar and selectively secure the support bar at any of a plurality of positions relative to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 11473721
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for an electrical box can be configured for use with a support that has a first and a second rail. The mounting bracket can include a first attachment device that is secured to mounting body and a second attachment device that is secured to the mounting body opposite the first attachment device. To secure the mounting bracket to the support, the first attachment device can be configured to engage one of the first rail or the second rail and the second attachment device can be configured to engage the other of the first rail or the second rail. Each of the first and second attachment devices can include a first arm configured to extend on a first side of the corresponding first or second rail, and a second arm configured to extend on a second side of the corresponding rail, opposite the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hung-Sun Oh, James Anthony Bukowski, Kevin Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11451035
    Abstract: A wiring clip is provided for securing one or more conductors to a stud. The wiring clip can include a support portion configured to engage the one or more wires and an attachment portion that at least partly defines an inner recess that can be configured to receive the stud. The attachment portion can be configured to secure the wiring clip to the stud without the use of separate fasteners, including through selectively engagement of hooks of the attachment portion with open or closed sides of the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Kozlowski, Jeffrey A. Wilson, Scott E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11355906
    Abstract: An attachment can secure an electrical box to a support structure without the use of fasteners. An attachment body can be configured to be secured to the support structure. One or more engagement arrangements can include first and second arms that are configured to engage first and second mounting openings of an electrical box without use of a separate fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Laughlin, Nathan Joseph Petek, Raymond Michael Olle
  • Patent number: 11349289
    Abstract: A bracket system for mounting an electrical box and other components can include a mounting bracket configured to be removably secured to a support bar or a threaded rod. The mounting bracket can include a plurality of spring arms that can be manually moved towards each other to insert locking profiles of the spring arms into one or more mounting openings of the electrical box. Once the locking profiles are inserted, the spring arms can be released so that they spring resiliently apart from each other and secure the locking profiles against removal from mounting openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 11342733
    Abstract: A bracket system for securing an electrical box and other components to a ceiling structure can include a support structure and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket can include a first support member and a second support member that define a support channel for slidably receiving the ceiling member. The mounting bracket can further include a first contact member and a second contact member that extend from the second support member and define a contact channel to slidably receive the attachment end of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Hung-Sun Oh
  • Patent number: 11296489
    Abstract: A mounting system for a first support and a second support for electrical components can include a first mounting interface and a second mounting interface. The first mounting interface can include a first channel, and a first insertion slot extending from inside of the first channel to outside of the first channel. The second mounting interface can include a second channel and a first interface arm, and a second interface arm. The second channel can be configured to nest with the first channel. The first interface arm can extend through the first insertion slot when the second channel is nested with the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Hung-Sun Oh
  • Patent number: 11284531
    Abstract: An ejector can be provided for a surge protection module that is configured to be engaged with a base for operation. The ejector can include a lever that is configured to pivot relative to the base to eject the surge protection module from engagement with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Lynn Buehman, Gregory Dean Holder
  • Patent number: 11251595
    Abstract: An equipotential bonding system can be provided for a lightning protection system that includes a mast assembly with an internal passageway that includes an internal surface, and a conductor that extends through the internal passageway. The equipotential bonding system can include a deflection member that is disposed at least partly within the internal passageway. The deflection member can be configured to urge the conductor into contact with the internal surface to form a conductive pathway between the mast assembly and the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Dean Holder, Thomas Edward Bendlak
  • Patent number: 11248721
    Abstract: A support device can have an opening to receive electrical cable or conduit and a gate that is configured to bend between an open configuration and a closed configuration relative to the opening. A locking tab can be provided configured to be selectively engaged with the gate to secure the gate in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Hung-Sun Oh
  • Patent number: 11181136
    Abstract: A hanger-rod clip can be configured for use with a strut that at least partially surrounds a hanger rod to provide stiffness to the hanger rod. The hanger-rod clip can include a handle portion and a rod-clamping portion. The rod-clamping portion can be configured to urge the hanger rod into engagement with an internal surface of the strut as the handle portion is moved towards the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel C. Duggan
  • Patent number: 11145434
    Abstract: A low voltage power conductor can include a plurality of copper-clad aluminum wires braided into a power braid. The low voltage power conductor may be configured for use in a power distribution system for distributing power from an electrical grid, and can be attached to the transformer and the power distribution module at single respective attachment points. A low voltage power distribution system can include a low voltage power conductor and a clamp that includes a clamp body and a clamp spacer. Legs of the clamp spacer can be configured to limit deformation of the low voltage power conductor upon compression of the low voltage power conductor by the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Pascal Godard, Frederic Bizet
  • Patent number: 11114261
    Abstract: An electrical connector can be provided for connecting a power source to an insertable conductor, including an igniter for exothermic weld material. One or more conductors can be disposed within a housing that is configured to receive the insertable conductor. An actuator can be engaged from outside the housing to move at least one of the conductors within the housing between resting and actuated orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne William Ritchie, Erika Lynn Buehman, Greg Martinjak
  • Patent number: 11078889
    Abstract: A method of installing a lightning protection system can include forming a blade wall of a wind turbine to at least partly include a socket. A part of the socket can be removed, after forming the blade wall, to provide an opening through the blade wall. A receptor plug and a receptor element can be secured to the socket at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Bendlak, Matthew Flemming, Daniel Pfaff
  • Patent number: 11047409
    Abstract: A device for securing threaded rod relative to concrete and metal decking is provided. The device can include a housing with a securement portion and a flange, at least two plunger pieces that can be disposed within the securement portion, a first biasing member that can be arranged within the securement portion to urge the plunger pieces into engagement with the threaded rod, a bracket that can be disposed around a portion of the housing to provide rigid positioning of the housing to secure the housing perpendicular to the metal decking when concrete is poured over the metal decking, and a second biasing member that can be disposed around a portion of the housing to bias the flange away from the metal decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael H.-S. Oh
  • Patent number: 11030503
    Abstract: A mobile card reader can be configured to connect to an input module of a mobile device. The mobile card reader can scan a magnetic stripe card from a structure exposed to lightning strikes in order to output a lightning-indicator signal to the input module. The lightning-indicator signal can be analyzed to determine a magnitude of a lightning strike to which the magnetic stripe card and the structure have been exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Martinjak, Bradford McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10995882
    Abstract: A clamp can be configured to secure a circular object and can include a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member can include a first clamp portion and the second clamp member can include a second clamp portion. The first clamp portion and the second clamp portion can be configured to receive the circular object therebetween, and to secure the circular object within the clamp with the second clamp member nested with the first clamp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: D950369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: D975530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson