Patents by Inventor Brian A. Croker

Brian A. Croker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6497395
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is disclosed for a fixture element formed with channel means comprising two opposed channel formations, the mounting bracket comprising a bracket body and a flange formation adapted to be slidably received by the channel formtions, the flange formation (4, 6) being held spaced from bracket body (22), the flange formation comprising flange portions (4′, 6′) which together define a substantially rectangular outline, disregarding any spaces between the flange portions. The flange portions lie substantially in a common plane and are directed generally outwardly, in opposite directions, of the centre (22) of the rectangular outline. The arrangement is such that in use the flange formation is receivable by the channel means (42, 44) of the fixture element (40 ) in two orientations of the fixture element that are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: APW Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian A. Croker
  • Patent number: 6423898
    Abstract: An enclosure for housing cabling and associated equipment has a frame structure including one or more elongated support members. The support members are formed with an arcuate flange extending in a direction away from the uppermost edge of the support member. The arcuate flange will support any cables that are laid over the top of the support member, with the cable following the smooth arc of the flange. This gradual transition from the vertical plane to the horizontal plane means the cable will not deform or form kinks. Cabling entering the enclosure from a direction above the flange of a support member will be less likely to be caught inadvertently in U-shaped attachment slots because of the oblique angle of the slots and the presence of the cantilever tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: APW Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian A. Croker