Abstract: A support and transport system for a patient care apparatus comprised of a first arm assembly connected to a stationary support and a second arm assembly connected to a patient transfer vehicle. An end cap for supporting a patient care apparatus is selectively attachable to the first arm assembly and to the second arm assembly. Locking means are provided on the end cap for locking the end cap onto one of the first and second arm assemblies. The other of the first and second arm assemblies is detachable from the end cap only when the end cap is locked onto the one of the first and second arm assemblies.
May 13, 2004
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2008
American Sterilizer Company
Alex Bally, Wendell Wilson, George Gounaris
Abstract: A multi-purpose foldable stand is simple in structure and capable of being used on a table as a memo holder, a coffee filter holder, a book holder, and a banana holder, and when not in use, the stand is folded into a compact size for storage or carry. The stand has two identical U-shaped frames. Each of the frames includes a horizontal leg portion, an upright support portion, and a horizontal arm portion, to which spring clips or hooks are attached for suspending articles. Both of the upright support portions are pivotally bound together. When the stand is used, the frames are so pivoted that the horizontal leg portions form an angle of approximately 90 degrees with respect to each other, then memos, a coffee filter, a book, or bananas are suspended from the horizontal arm portions, and so the stand functions as the holder for the article suspended.
Abstract: A kit of components for constructing and installing an awning and light support system to provide sun and weather protection to a window or door of a structure. Included therein are a pair of uniquely constructed bracket members having an L-shaped configuration with the respective free ends of the legs termination in an angled L-shape configuration, where the latter are used to removably secure an awning spar to support the awning material. Additionally, the bracket member includes a short horizontal arm, projecting from a first leg of the bracket member within the plane of the bracket member, from which may be secured a lighting fixture.
Abstract: A clamp assembly is disclosed including a clamp support half having an attachment end, the attachment end engaging a supporting structure, a lower clamp half releasably secured to the clamp support half, and wherein the lower clamp half accommodates an anti-rotation pin to prevent rotation about a longitudinal axis of the clamp assembly.
May 24, 2004
Date of Patent:
December 18, 2007
Taco Metals, Inc.
Stephen O. Slatter, William E. Kushner, Michael Burnley
Abstract: A suspension structure for a ceiling fan is primarily composed of an L-shape plastic seat and a bracket, wherein by abutting a right-angle inner surface of the L-shape plastic seat on a right-angle portion of a beam, and then by transfixing screws into the bracket and the L-shape plastic seat to fix the seat under the beam, the bracket can be used to hang a ceiling fan. The L-shape plastic seat can be temporarily fixed under the beam conveniently, by the thorns of L-shape locking device, so as to facilitate the assembling and to enhance a structural intensity.
Abstract: An overfilled arch bridge system includes a composite arch which has a precast layer and a cast-in-place layer. The system further includes means for reducing bending moments within the overfilled arch. The means include customizing the arch end geometry and prestressing the arch prior to or during loading. The system can be used in connection with the overfilled arch system disclosed in co-pending patent application titled “Top Arch Overfilled System” filed by the same inventor on Mar. 22, 2002.
Abstract: A secure dish holder that easily and firmly attaches to tables and various other structures without relying on suction or adhesive. The secure dish holder is easily released by an adult, but securely holds a dish or another article so that it is not easily spilled or dislodged by a child, by wind, or by movement of the structure. The secure dish holder includes a top plate with a fastener for a dish on the topside. The top plate has slip-resistant padding on the underside that grips the surface to which the secure dish holder attaches. The secure dish holder includes a top plate with posts extending substantially perpendicularly from the underside of the top plate and a bottom plate with holes that slide snugly over the posts so the bottom plate slides along the posts. A compressible material is fixed to the topside of the bottom plate.
Abstract: The present invention concerns a mechanism for adjusting the angle of an auxiliary support mounted on an auxiliary support mechanism. The mechanism may have a first member having a plurality of surfaces mounted on the end of an auxiliary support mechanism. The mechanism may also have a second member having a plurality of surfaces slideably enveloping said first member. The mechanism may still further have a third member movably connected to the auxiliary support mechanism as well as a spring member.
Abstract: A tripod head includes a cylindrical housing 1 having connection member at one end for a tripod, a ball joint (2) rotatably and pivotally arranged in the housing (1), a bearing element (4) for the ball joint (2), having a sliding surface (7) contacting the circumference of the ball joint (2) and arranged so as to be axially displaceable and rotatable in the housing (1), and a device (5) for fixing the ball joint (2) and having a support (6) for the bearing element 4 and an adjusting device (25) in operative connection with the support (6) in order to displace the bearing element against the ball joint to achieve the clamping action.
Abstract: A support for a pipe clamp includes a first body adapted to be mounted to a vertical surface and a second body pivotally connected to the first body for pivotal movement between a substantially vertical stored position and a substantially horizontal operative position. A first end of each one pipe clamp is secured to the first body. A second end of each pipe clamp is secured to the second body, when the second body is in the operative position.
Abstract: A collapsible beverage container supporting apparatus is disclosed that includes a mounting framework having a first mount spaced from one end of the framework and a second mount located adjacent to the other end. A container stabilizer is pivotably secured at the first mount and is movable between a substantially perpendicular configuration relative to the framework and a stored configuration with the end thereof located adjacent to the one end of the framework. A container bottom support is pivotably located at the second mount and is movable from a stored deployment adjacent to the framework to a substantially perpendicular deployment. Corner mount openings in the tray and/or a rear wall of the framework are provided for receipt of selected sheet material (such as advertising).
Abstract: A bracket assembly for a portable unit. The assembly is pivotally mounted to the back of the unit and includes a frame member secured to the pivotally mounted member. A cover assembly is releasably secured to the frame member and can be moved to various positions with respect thereto. The cover assembly includes a locking assembly for locking and unlocking the cover assembly relative to the frame member.
Abstract: The present invention is a roof tarp. The roof tarp is a square or rectangular shaped tarp that has a first and a second face. The tarp has a tar strip that runs parallel and abuts all edges of the tarp, the tar strip is at-least two and a half inches in width from each edge of the tarp and is at-least a half inch in height from the first face of the tarp. A cellophane covering overlaps the tar strip. A ridge is defined on the first face of the tarp. The ridge is adjacent to the tar strip and runs parallel to the tar strip. The ridge is at least half an inch in height. A first hook and loop material attachment means that is attached to the first face of the tarp and that runs parallel and is adjacent to the ridge of the tarp, the hook and loop attachment means is at least a half an inch inwards from the ridge.
Abstract: A method for stabilizing a roof-resting vehicle includes the steps of leaning one or more buttress stands against a rear fender area of the vehicle, passing a chain under a rear end of the vehicle from one of the buttress stands to another, tightening the slack from the chain by pulling chain-grab end fittings towards the fenders at the vehicle undercarriage, using a ratchet strap, restraining the chain from sliding off the rear end of the vehicle by attaching a ratchet strap to the chain near a trunk lid of the vehicle, and passing the chain up to the vehicle undercarriage in front of a wheel assembly of the vehicle, attaching a ratchet strap at a base of the one or more buttress stands and tightening, and placing wedges in front of the opposite end of the vehicle, such that the vehicle is stabilized.
Abstract: A stop block for preventing over travel of an adjustable fifth wheel hitch assemblies comprising a generally rectangular solid member having a double curve disposed in said member such that a long portion of said member is higher in elevation than a short portion of said member.
September 15, 2004
Date of Patent:
November 20, 2007
Steven William Mann, Michael Shane Wolfe, Christopher Aaron Bond
Abstract: An over-travel protection device for mounting an occupant classification sensor having a deflecting member, the sensor being mounted between first and second seat mounting portions, is described. The device has a sensor plate positioned adjacent the occupant classification sensor and a spacer having a land. The spacer is positioned adjacent to the occupant classification sensor. A compliant element is located between the sensor plate and the second seat mounting portion. The land is spaced from the first mounting portion until the deflecting member deflects a predetermined amount, causing the land to abut the first seat mounting portion and thereby preventing further displacement of the deflecting member.
Abstract: A cable holder for securing multiple elongated objects to a support has a plurality of inner and outer hangers fixedly attached to one another and each configured to receive a respective one of the multiple elongated objects. The inner and outer hangers are displaceable relative to one another so that the outer hanger does not block the inner hanger during attachment of the latter to a support.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for preventing theft of an object hung on a flat surface is provided. The locking mechanism may comprise a latch, hook and key. The latch may be attachable to the wall with an optional wall track attached thereto. Also, the hook may be attachable to the object with an optional object track attached thereto with the object track engageable to the wall track when the object is hung on the wall. Furthermore, the hook is engageable into the latch simultaneously as the object track engages the wall track.
Abstract: A vibration isolation device includes two attachment members inter-connected by an elastic member. One of the attachment members comprises a metal tubular member connected to the elastic member, a metal bracket in which the metal tubular member is press-fitted, and a plastic bracket supporting the metal bracket and adapted to be attached to a support body or a vibratory source. The metal bracket has an engagement portion press-fitted with the metal tubular member, and a non-engagement portion offset from the engagement portion in a radial outward direction and held out of press-fitted engagement with the metal tubular member, the non-engagement portion being connected to the plastic bracket with a second elastic member disposed therebetween.
November 4, 2005
Date of Patent:
November 13, 2007
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
Abstract: A pipe clip includes upper and lower clip members that are pivoted at one end and form upper and lower slots with a locking bar fixed in the lower slot. The upper and lower clip members form upper and lower grooves for receiving and thus engaging flanges of pipe sections to be jointed therein. A U-shaped pull tab has two limbs fit over and pivoted to the upper slot. An abutting block is fixed while rotating between the limbs and defines a through hole through which a stem of a hook-on member extends by sliding. The hook-on member has a hooked end engaged with the locking bar. A helical spring is fit over the stem and retained between the abutting block and a nut engaging a threaded end of the stem. The clip is efficiently installed by engaging the hooked end of the hook-on member with the locking bar and can be secured and released by pushing/pulling the pull tab. The pull tab is configured to causes deformation of the spring to induce a torque against release of the pull tab from the secured position.