Patents Examined by Alvin C. Chin-Shue
  • Patent number: 10934727
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a method for making a deck for use in construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Odin, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Snell, Matt Hultman
  • Patent number: 10898742
    Abstract: An adjustable beam anchor system comprising a first elongated bar member having a plurality of longitudinally-spaced apertures, an attachment system, a first pivot system, a second pivot system, and a second elongated bar member having a plurality of apertures. The attachment system comprises a saddle and a connector ring. The first pivot system broadly comprising a first coupling unit, a first pivot unit, and a first ball bearing pin, wherein the first pivot system may rotate or pivot around the first elongated bar member. The second pivot system comprising a second coupling unit, a second pivot unit, and a second ball bearing pin, wherein the second pivot system may rotate or pivot around the first elongated bar member. The second elongated bar member comprising a plurality of apertures and an anchor foot, wherein the second elongated bar member may rotate or pivot around the second coupling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ABS Safety, LLC
    Inventors: Blaine Craig Arbuckle, Brian Allen Schrader
  • Patent number: 10898740
    Abstract: An integral lineman safety harness system, having: a body harness having: a belt; a back ring; a left belt strap; and a right belt strap; and a harness adapter having: a first strap having a first top end; wherein a first harness loop at a first bottom end and the left belt strap are sewn around a first ring element; a second strap having a second top end; wherein a second harness loop at a second bottom end and the right belt strap are sewn around a second ring element; a third strap having a third top end; wherein a back loop at a third bottom end is sewn around the back ring; wherein the first strap, the second strap, and the third strap join at the first top end, the second top end, and the third top end into a single top loop configured to receive a locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Nelson O. McKay
  • Patent number: 10900283
    Abstract: A ladder platform system and a ladder that uses that system include an elongated first center post that is configured to pass through a first hollow rung of a ladder. In addition, an elongated secondary post is configured to pass through a second hollow rung of the ladder. There is also a pair of short frame members and a pair of long frame members that together form a rectangular frame. The long frame members are attached to the first center post. A first platform is connected to the rectangular frame and an adjustable frame member connects the secondary post to the first center post. In addition, a brace connects a first short frame member to the adjustable frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel J. Sheets
  • Patent number: 10890000
    Abstract: A safety system alerts individuals to the presence of a floor opening in a floor grid or work platform decking that is supporting the individuals. The safety system is a passive safety system that is operatively connected to a stationary first floor panel that is adjacent a second floor panel. The safety system is automatically operated to deploy a signal flag above the first floor panel (and activate an audio warning signal) when the second floor panel is removed, exposing a floor opening adjacent the first floor panel. The deployed signal flag alerts individuals on the floor grid or work platform decking to the presence of the floor opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew E. Fife, Ryan W. Throckmorton, Harpreet Ghuman, Kevin R. Krostag
  • Patent number: 10881884
    Abstract: A descender with folding handle and integral pulley preferably includes a base plate, a cover plate, a folding handle, a handle cam, a rope cam, an euler, an integral pulley and at least one spacer. The folding handle includes a base handle portion, a folding handle portion, handle pivot pin and a biasing device. The rope cam includes an inner profile, an outer perimeter, a pivot hole and a rope groove. The pivot hole is formed through rope cam to receive a spacer post. The euler includes a round diameter and a pair of D-shaped projections extending from opposing ends of the round diameter. D-shaped openings are formed in the base and cover plates to receive the D-shaped projections. The integral pulley preferably includes a pulley bracket, a spring clip, a rope pulley and a pulley axle. The rope pulley includes a peripheral groove for retaining a rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MALLORY SAFETY + SUPPLY, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Siegel
  • Patent number: 10883233
    Abstract: A work platform system for implementation in relation to a structure, as well as subsystems and components thereof and methods of implementation and use relating thereto, are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the work platform system includes a first pair of flexible elements and a second pair of flexible elements, where a respective first end of each of the flexible elements is coupled at least indirectly to a first support component and a respective second end of each of the flexible elements is coupled at least indirectly to a second support component. The work platform system can further include a plurality of panel structures supported upon the flexible elements, a suspension component, and a clamp structure coupled to at least one of the first pair of flexible elements and the second pair of flexible elements. The work platform system can include one or more support extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BRANDSAFWAY SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Grumberg, Roy Scrafford, Frederick W. Meade
  • Patent number: 10875172
    Abstract: An extended sawhorse includes a first side body and a second side body. Each of the first side body and the second side body has second cross members that are integrally connected to outer leg portions and an inner leg portion of the side body. A pair of hinged folding platforms are rotatably coupled to the second cross members at connection areas directly adjacent the inner leg portion of each of the first side body and second side body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CREATIVE PLASTIC CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventor: Nickolas Reinhart
  • Patent number: 10865602
    Abstract: A ladder stabilization support assembly for lateral and vertical stabilization support to ladders in general and long span extension ladders in particular preventing the ladders from lateral movement such as tipping, overturning or slipping off the supporting grounds. The assembly is built to take advantage of a light-weight t-slotted aluminum profile and comprises two telescopic support legs pivotally mounted on opposite sides of a ladder to effectively support and level the ladder on any uneven supporting grounds. An adjustable sliding mechanism provides for a smooth, low tolerance and wobble-free telescopic sliding function with numerous length adjustments positions. A pivot joint provides for endless number of pivotal and swivel adjustment positions. The assembly can quickly and easily be mounted onto the ladder, remain permanently attached to the ladder or be taken off the ladder when not in use. The assembly also allows extension ladders to operate in a self-supporting stand-alone mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jacob Varshavsky
  • Patent number: 10858230
    Abstract: A lift device includes a chassis, a first actuator coupled to the chassis, a second actuator coupled to the chassis, a third actuator coupled to the chassis, a fourth actuator coupled to the chassis, and a fluid circuit. The fluid circuit is configured to facilitate selectively fluidly coupling the first actuator, the second actuator, the third actuator, and the fourth actuator in at least four different configurations where, in each of the at least four different configurations, two of the first actuator, the second actuator, the third actuator, and the fourth actuator are fluidly coupled together while the other two of the first actuator, the second actuator, the third actuator, and the fourth actuator are fluidly decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Hackenberg, Jihong Hao, Harish Sivasubramanian, Marcel Amsallen
  • Patent number: 10858887
    Abstract: A boat or recreational vehicle ladder apparatus is provided. One aspect of the present ladder apparatus includes an elongated extension handle including a slot adjacent a lower end thereof. Another aspect of a boat or recreational vehicle ladder apparatus provides a snap-on step tread which can be mounted to a dual-tubular ladder step structure. Another aspect of a boat or recreational vehicle ladder apparatus employs a laterally expandable ladder step which can be retrofit onto an existing ladder. A further aspect employs clasps or hooks to attach and retain a ladder step to generally vertical ladder rails in a tool-free and fastener-free manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bobo Ladders LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Orscheln, Jeffrey Earl Tayon, Wayne Lawrence Soucie, Larry Brian Champ, Michael Herbert Schmidt, Michael Lee Ashton
  • Patent number: 10850963
    Abstract: A lift device includes a base having a first end and an opposing second end, a first arm pivotally coupled to the first end, a second arm pivotally coupled to the first end, a third arm pivotally coupled to the opposing second end, a fourth arm pivotally coupled to the opposing second end, and a leveling assembly. The leveling assembly includes a first actuator extending between the first arm and the first end, a second actuator extending between the second arm and the first end, a third actuator extending between the third arm and the opposing second end, a fourth actuator extending between the fourth arm and the opposing second end, and a controller configured to control the first actuator, the second actuator, the third actuator, and the fourth actuator to reconfigure the leveling assembly between (i) a shipping, transport, or storage mode and (ii) an operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Eric D. Hackenberg, Harish Sivasubramanian, Marcel Amsallen, Jesse Holmes, Peter Gilbert, Milan Klimes
  • Patent number: 10822098
    Abstract: An evacuation slide may comprise a first sill height compensating feature coupled to an upper main support tube and a second sill height compensating feature coupled to the upper main support tube, wherein the first sill height compensating feature and the second sill height compensating feature extend longitudinally past the sliding surface of the evacuation slide in response to the evacuation slide being deployed. The first sill height compensating feature and the second sill height compensating feature may be configured to increase a vertical distance between the upper main support tube and an exit surface in response to a sill height of the evacuation slide increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Drew Hartman, Jaro S. Volny, Karl L. Winkelman, Scott A Luobikis, Breanna Swift Holmes, Baltazar Gonzalez Leon, Ryan Foley, Ivan Kruts, Raoul Evrard Chinang, Tony Pope, Timothy C Haynes
  • Patent number: 10822818
    Abstract: A cage assembly configured to raise and lower with respect to a container which has an opening closed by a hatch cover. The cage assembly comprises a rail structure having a proximal side, a distal side, and first and second ends defining a generally rectangular enclosed area in which a worker can stand. The rail structure further defines an opening in the proximal side so that a worker can access the enclosed area. Moreover, the rail structure further comprises a plurality of parallel rails including a top rail and a lower rail, with the top rail having a generally rectangular configuration to define the enclosed area. A respective bump out is defined by the rail structure on at least one of the proximal and distal sides thereof to facilitate opening of the hatch cover. The bump out is formed at least in part by a configuration of the lower rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Safe Rack LLC
    Inventor: Charles Frederick Harmon
  • Patent number: 10822874
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ladder adapted to service the engine of a tractor-trailer truck. The ladder comprises a set of rails having rungs extending between them. A set of rear rails is coupled to the set of rails. A pair of stability beams, terminating in ground contacting feet, extends rearward from the front rail and rear rails on each side of the ladder. A platform, extending rearward from between the set of rails, provides a planar surface allowing a mechanic access to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LOCK N CLIMB, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alan Green
  • Patent number: 10808458
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ladder safety device for use with step ladders. The ladder safety device has an upper portion for projecting over the top case of a step ladder, a middle bend, and a lower section provided with (1) a securing clip to secure the ladder safety device to the top case, (2) a solid section blocking use of the top step, and (3) an at least one additional securing and tamper-detection device to secure the ladder safety device to the ladder while discouraging tampering by providing evidence of tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Dale C. Franklin
  • Patent number: 10808460
    Abstract: A collapsible ladder (10) is disclosed having rungs secured to telescopically collapsible stile sections and at least one stabiliser bar secured to the foot of the ladder, the (or each) stabiliser bar (12a, 12b) being displaceable between a storage position in which the bar lies, at least predominantly, between the two stiles and a deployed position in which the bar widens the footprint of the ladder to improve the lateral stability of the ladder. A rod (20) is connected to extend downwardly from the uppermost stile section of the ladder and a catch mechanism (30) is provided at the foot of the ladder to engage the lower end of the rod to prevent the ladder from being extended. The catch mechanism (30) is operable by the (or a) stabiliser bar to release the rod and permit the ladder to be extended only when the stabiliser bar is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TELETOWER.COM LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Weston
  • Patent number: 10799732
    Abstract: The roping harness comprises a pair of leg loops and a suspension point. The suspension point comprises: distinct first and second rings, a connecting part fixed continuously to the two distinct rings, the connecting part mechanically connecting the two distinct rings with the pair of leg loops, a closed metal connector provided with a rod. The two rings are separated from one another by a first distance in a first direction and define an empty space between a first lateral surface of the first ring and a second lateral surface of the second ring. The two rings are arranged so as to allow fitting of the rod of the connector in the two rings. The rod presents a longitudinal axis coinciding with the first direction. The rod is fitted movable in rotation in the two rings and the connector is mounted movable in rotation around the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: BenoƮt Bouquier, Simon Emonin
  • Patent number: 10801219
    Abstract: A work scaffold having a platform and leg assemblies rotatably attached to each end of the platform. The platform may have a handle connected to free end that extends out the sides of the platform, which engage with links attached to the leg assemblies and the platform to lock the scaffold in an open or closed position. The platform may have hooks that extend out beyond the ends of the platform from under the platform so a second work scaffold can be situated on the hooks. The platform may be formed of boards with holes that receive cross members. A method for using a work scaffold. A method for forming a work scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Parker
  • Patent number: 10800529
    Abstract: A passenger supply unit for an aircraft cabin, including an input device for detecting a control command from a passenger, and for outputting a control signal to a further device for controlling the further device according to the control command. A passenger supply unit can be controlled by a passenger independent of its height above the passenger seat. The unit can be independent from an in-flight entertainment system. The input device includes a contact free sensor to detect the control command without being contacted by a passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Klose, Wolfgang Fischer, Matthias Schmitt