Patents by Inventor Peter A. Vrame

Peter A. Vrame 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).

  • Publication number: 20200287366
    Abstract: A conduit coupling assembly facilitates connection of liquid-tight tubing with a conduit section through which associated electrical wiring and/or cables are routed. The assembly includes a transition coupling, which is joined to male and female, liquid-tight connectors. The coupling assembly is joined to the conduit and projects above an associated concrete slab or the like to position the liquid-tight connectors for efficiently joining associated liquid-tight tubing to the conduit. The conduit coupling assembly thus particularly facilitates routing of wiring from a conduit section positioned within a concrete slab or like flooring element, through the transition coupling, and the liquid-tight connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Mikel Bishka
  • Patent number: 10473253
    Abstract: A bell end adapter arrangement facilitates assembly of conduit sections through which associated electrical wiring and/or cables are routed. The arrangement includes a bell end adapter assembly having an outer bell end adapter, and an inner sleeve portion fixed within the outer adapter. The adapter assembly particularly facilitates routing of wiring from a conduit section positioned within a concrete slab or like flooring element, with the adapter assembly configured to be inserted into the slab and joined to the conduit section disposed within the slab. The adapter assembly has a outwardly flared, bell-shaped open mouth which is configured to receive a second conduit section through which wiring form the first conduit section is routed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: S-P Products Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Mikel Bishka
  • Publication number: 20170299116
    Abstract: A fixture mounting assembly facilitates efficient and convenient mounting of lighting fixtures and like elements on various types of ceiling mounting components. In one embodiment, the mounting assembly in configured to readily adjustable in length, with the adjustable nature of the assembly facilitating versatile use by permitting convenient adjustment of the assembly to accommodate different, typically standardized spacing of the mounting components. In this embodiment, the assembly includes first and second, inner and outer channel members arranged in sliding, telescopic relationship. The channel members define and arrangement of openings and slots to facilitate fitment to different types of ceiling mounting components. The telescoping nature of the channel members facilitate their fitment to associated ceiling mounting components which may have different, standardized spacing. Efficient and versatile use desirably offers significant savings in time and installation costs for fixture installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20170211739
    Abstract: A bell end adapter arrangement facilitates assembly of conduit sections through which associated electrical wiring and/or cables are routed. The arrangement includes a bell end adapter assembly having an outer bell end adapter, and an inner sleeve portion fixed within the outer adapter. The adapter assembly particularly facilitates routing of wiring from a conduit section positioned within a concrete slab or like flooring element, with the adapter assembly configured to be inserted into the slab and joined to the conduit section disposed within the slab. The adapter assembly has a outwardly flared, bell-shaped open mouth which is configured to receive a second conduit section through which wiring form the first conduit section is routed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Mikel Bishka
  • Patent number: 9667050
    Abstract: An apparatus for conduit to box unitary support bracket uses a plate. An electrical conduit box has end knockout openings on sides thereof, each end knockout opening having an elevation and size and location. The plate is disposed substantially perpendicular to said end knockout openings and comprising rows of thin, selectively bendable fingers bent towards the knockout openings to support at least one wire carrier in alignment with an elevation and size and location of corresponding end knockout openings. A method of assembling bends tabs on the plate 90 degrees, installs a connector in an end knockout on a side of the box, bends in a direction toward the electrical conduit box a plurality thin metal rowed fingers on the tab, secures the box to the plate, and feeds a wire carrier through the tabs, resting on the metal fingers bent and feeds the wire carrier into the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: S-P PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter A Vrame
  • Patent number: 9667047
    Abstract: An apparatus for conduit to box unitary support bracket uses a plate. An electrical conduit box has end knockout openings on sides thereof, each end knockout opening having an elevation and size and location. The plate is disposed substantially perpendicular to said end knockout openings and comprising opposing rows of thin, selectively bendable fingers bent towards the knockout openings to support at least one wire carrier in alignment with an elevation and size and location of corresponding end knockout openings. A method of assembling bends tabs on the plate 90 degrees, installs a connector in an end knockout on a side of the box, bends in a direction toward the electrical conduit box opposing rows of a plurality thin metal fingers on the tab, secures the box to the plate, and feeds a wire carrier through the tabs, resting on the metal fingers bent and feeds the wire carrier into the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: S-P Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A Vrame
  • Publication number: 20170059103
    Abstract: A fixture mounting assembly facilitates efficient and convenient mounting of lighting fixtures and like elements on various types of ceiling mounting components. In one embodiment, the mounting assembly in configured to readily adjustable in length, with the adjustable nature of the assembly facilitating versatile use by permitting convenient adjustment of the assembly to accommodate different, typically standardized spacing of the mounting components. In this embodiment, the assembly includes first and second, inner and outer channel members arranged in sliding, telescopic relationship. The channel members define and arrangement of openings and slots to facilitate fitment to different types of ceiling mounting components. The telescoping nature of the channel members facilitate their fitment to associated ceiling mounting components which may have different, standardized spacing. Efficient and versatile use desirably offers significant savings in time and installation costs for fixture installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20160087416
    Abstract: A system for mounting one or more electrical boxes between associated support studs which includes a unitary mounting bracket configured to extend between the associated support studs. The mounting bracket defines one or more box openings for receiving at least one electrical box in operative association therewith, with the system including a faceplate positionable in respective association with each of the electrical boxes, such that the mounting bracket is sandwiched generally between each electrical box and its respective faceplate. Embodiments of the present invention include mounting brackets configured for relatively fixed position of the electrical boxes, as well as an embodiment which facilitates adjustable positioning of the electrical boxes along the length of the unitary mounting bracket of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Patent number: 9145985
    Abstract: A trapeze conduit support system includes a support bracket, and a moveable retention member, which are configured to be suspended from and carried by a pair of vertically extending support members, such as for mounting of conduits at or near a ceiling, beam, or like supporting structure of an installation. The retention member is moveable between a first, open position, wherein the conduits can be “laid in” to the support bracket, and a second, closed position wherein the retention member retains the conduits in position within the support bracket. Convenient and efficient installation of conduits is thus facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Paul A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20140259610
    Abstract: A trapeze conduit support system includes a support bracket, and a moveable retention member, which are configured to be suspended from and carried by a pair of vertically extending support members, such as for mounting of conduits at or near a ceiling, beam, or like supporting structure of an installation. The retention member is moveable between a first, open position, wherein the conduits can be “laid in” to the support bracket, and a second, closed position wherein the retention member retains the conduits in position within the support bracket. Convenient and efficient installation of conduits is thus facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Paul A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20120325983
    Abstract: A template assembly is configured to facilitate efficient installation of a plurality of conduits in generally parallel relationship with each other. The assembly includes at least one template member having a generally planar configuration, with a plurality of conduit-receiving openings defined therein. A template support can be provided which is configured to receive the template member in a generally vertical orientation. It is contemplated that a plurality of the template assemblies, including a plurality of the template members and template supports, are arranged and spaced apart relationship along a plurality of generally parallel conduits, so that that conduits, and template assemblies can be positioned, as an integrated unit, thus facilitating efficient installation and positioning of the conduits. Another aspect of the present invention contemplates that at least one stabilizing element is inserted through one or more of the template members, and into the surrounding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20120324825
    Abstract: A reusable anchor bolt template facilitates positioning of anchor bolts in anchoring material such as concrete, for subsequent mounting of a vertical structure, such as a light pole or the like. The anchor bolt template comprises a template body which defines a plurality of bolt-receiving channels within which the anchor bolts are respectfully positioned. By this arrangement, the template and anchor bolt can be positioned, as an assembly or unit, on an associated cylindrical tube or like structure which contains and confines the associated anchoring material. The template can be configured to permit the introduction of the anchoring material generally to the template, with the template thereafter being removable, and reused, if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Publication number: 20120096724
    Abstract: A cut out template device is provided which enables fast installation of electrical boxes and devices by allowing for improved alignment and location. The cut out template includes a cavity having a size and shape approximating the size and shape of the electrical box and at least one leveler bubble for ensuring the template is level in either the horizontal or vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: John Eyermann, Peter Vrame
  • Patent number: 7699283
    Abstract: A unitary support bracket facilitates secure and efficient support of an electrical box, and one or more associated conduits. The support bracket includes a central portion, and a plurality of leg portions which extend integrally therefrom. Each of the leg portions includes a downwardly deformable distal portion, which in turn each include at least one resiliently deformable tab engageable with a respective one of the conduits. By this arrangement, the efficient support of an electrical box, and one or more associated conduits, can be provided, with minimal assembly of various components required, thus facilitating convenient and efficient installation of the associated electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: S-P Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Paul A. Vrame
  • Patent number: 7595447
    Abstract: In a dual-sided mounting bracket for electrical junction boxes, wherein the mounting bracket comprises first and second stud coupling members and first and second junction box receiving members adjacent the respective stud coupling members, and an offset portion interposed between the first and second junction box receiving sections, and wherein each junction box receiving section has two expansive sides and two lengthwise extending edges and is adapted for mounting an electrical junction box or electrical junction boxes to a given one of the expansive sides of such junction box receiving section, each junction box receiving section has two flanges, each extending along a given one of the lengthwise extending edges of such junction box receiving section and projecting from the other one of the expansive sides of such junction box receiving section, so as to project away from an electrical junction box or electrical junction boxes mounted to the given one of the expansive sides of such junction box receiving s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Patent number: D731292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: S-P Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A Vrame
  • Patent number: D756750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Peter A. Vrame, Paul A. Vrame
  • Patent number: D803665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame
  • Patent number: D804934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: S-P Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A Vrame
  • Patent number: D841434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Peter A. Vrame